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Preparing the Future Workforce

The California State University is the largest source of the state’s skilled, diverse workforce. Graduates have the skills, expertise and preparation needed to excel in emerging fields such as life sciences, information technology and green industries.

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Supporting the Local Economy

For every dollar the state invested in the university, the CSU generates $5.43 for California’s economy. When the impact of the enhanced earnings of graduates is included, the return on investment rises to more than $23 for each $1 invested.

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Educating Underrepresented Students

In every industry, California thrives on a workforce with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Cal Poly Pomona has a long tradition of educating all students, regardless of family wealth, race or gender.

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Increasing Earnings Potential of College Graduates

Cal Poly Pomona graduates’ mid-career salaries (averaging $89,200) are in the 7th percentile compared with other state school graduates in the nation. Cal Poly Pomona is ranked third among CSUs in return on investment, according to Payscale.

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Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research, partnerships and entrepreneurial initiatives foster collaboration students, faculty, industry and other campuses. Collectively, they use their talents to development new ideas and solutions to meet the needs of a changing California economy.

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Training Leaders in Public Service

The CSU trains the majority of California’s leaders and policymakers. In addition, almost half of Californians with bachelor’s degrees in city, urban, community and regional planning studied at the CSU. Graduates impact state and federal policy through their leadership in government and nonprofit organizations.