Cal Poly Pomona continued to rank solidly in the newly released 2008 edition of “America's Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.
The university ranked among the top universities in the West. Cal Poly Pomona tied for sixth with Cal State Chico in the category “Top Public Universities – Master's” in the Western United States. This ranking includes all public schools whose highest degrees are bachelor's and master's.
When compared with both public and private universities, in the category “Best Universities – Master's,” Cal Poly Pomona ranked 31st in the top tier of Western universities with undergraduate and master's programs.
The university's College of Engineering was again singled out as exemplary. The college ranked 16th in the nation on the list of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs – Master's.”
The university's diverse mix of students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds was also acknowledged. According to U.S. News' rankings formula, Cal Poly Pomona has a diversity index of 0.70, only 0.03 from the most diverse campuses in the nation. Cal Poly Pomona boasts the third most diverse student body in the Western United States under “Racial Diversity Universities – Master's.”
Cal Poly Pomona provides a quality education for a fraction of the cost of private universities. A California resident can attend Cal Poly Pomona for a full academic year for less than $4,000.
The “America's Best Colleges” rankings – which this year feature some substantial changes in methodology – will be published in the magazine's Aug. 27 issue, on newsstands Monday, Aug. 20, and available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.