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New LA-area Catholic university gets state approval

After years of attempting to establish a Catholic university in Los Angeles focusing on STEM teachings, Catholic Polytechnic University (CPU) was approved by the state in December to operate and will welcome its inaugural class of students in person for fall 2024.

Dr. Jennifer Nolan, the founder and president of CPU, said she’s relieved after a “long, long” process, and has lofty expectations for the university.

“It’s been like a three-year process to get approved by the state, but we’re officially approved,” Nolan said. “We’re basically starting up a Catholic Caltech or a Catholic MIT. That’s the vision of it.”

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