A Portrait of Success
When it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates, Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country. Each ranking category is a snapshot of achievement, but taken collectively, these snapshots provide a picture of a diverse, learn-by-doing university whose students graduate with the skills needed to succeed in a dynamic, evolving work environment.
- U.S News ranked Cal Poly Pomona No. 4 among public universities in the West on its “Best Colleges 2018” list and No. 31 among all regional universities in the West.
- Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017” (#124 out of 711 public four-year colleges and universities) and the PayScale “College Return on Investment 2016 rankings” (#31 among public colleges, in-state tuition).
- Cal Poly Pomona is one of the nation’s top schools for social mobility, at No. 6 for helping low income students rise climb the economic ladder in income earnings, according to the “2017 Social Mobility Index” (SMI) developed by PayScale and CollegeNET.
- U.S News ranked the Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering No. 14 among the nation’s engineering programs where a doctorate was not offered and No. 4 among civil engineering programs (without doctorates) nationally. The American Society of Engineering Education ranked the College of Engineering No. 19 for percentage of women faculty.
- The 2018 DesignIntelligence rankings list the Department of Architecture No. 12 among undergraduate architecture programs in the U.S. and No. 8 among masters programs of interior architecture. The department’s programs in engineering materials, healthy built environments and practice management were each ranked No. 5. Construction materials and methods was No. 6, and Project Planning and Management was No. 7.
- The website TopManagementDegrees.com listed Cal Poly Pomona’s MBA program No. 50 among the nation’s “Most Affordable MBA programs,” on list of 50. The ranking is “designed to find the best and most affordable MBA programs.
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has named Cal Poly Pomona to its “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics: 2017” list.
- 22 for the most bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2015
- 4 for the number of Hispanic students receiving Bachelor’s degree with their first major as architecture
- 5 for those graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture
- 7 for those graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering
- Cal Poly Pomona is No. 25 for “total minority Bachelor’s degrees” awarded in all disciplines according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education (based on 2014-15 data).
- 1 in Architecture and Related Services for the most Bachelor’s degrees awarded to all minority students
- 5 Hospitality Administration/Management
- 7 Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Science
- 7 Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
- 8 Engineering Technologies and Engineering Related Fields
- 9 Business Administration, Management and Operations
- 11 Mathematics and Statistics
- 12 Engineering
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked Cal Poly Pomona No. 20 in the nation for Bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in all disciplines. In their expanded online listing for “The Top of Hispanic Graduates,” the university was:
- 4 for Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Management and Operations;
- 5 for Bachelor’s in engineering and No. 40 for master’s in engineering;
- 33 for Bachelor’s in social sciences.
- Cal Poly Pomona is named to the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The university’s Lyle Center programs, greenhouse gas emissions survey, use of reclaimed water and transportation policies for the commuter campus were all noted.
- 6th Best Place to attend college for "People Who Love the Great Outdoors" by Money magazine.