Cal Poly Pomona has earned another top ranking among the best public universities in the West, according to the 2015 compilation by U.S. News & World Report.
The university is ranked No. 4 on the list of non-doctorate-granting public institutions in the West, two spots higher than its placement last year. Cal Poly Pomona is the second-highest ranked California State University campus.
“Our learn-by-doing approach, quality education and affordable tuition fees make us one of the top universities in the region,” says Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz. “Prospective students know that when they come to Cal Poly Pomona, they will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, solve real-world problems and make a difference in their community. These hands-on experiences give our students an advantage immediately after graduation and throughout their career.”
Among private and public universities in the western region, Cal Poly Pomona finished No. 31, two spots higher than the 2014 ranking. The campus also is the second-highest ranked CSU on the list. The region encompasses 15 states stretching from Alaska to Hawaii and California to Texas.
The College of Engineering’s undergraduate program held its own on the national stage, slotting at No. 23 among non-doctorate-granting institutions. Cal Poly Pomona is the second-highest ranked CSU campus, and only four universities in California were rated higher on the engineering list. The school graduates one of every 14 engineering students in the state.
The graduate program in the College of Business Administration was among the best 475 schools listed by U.S. News & World Report.
As one of only two polytechnic universities in the state, Cal Poly Pomona is known for academic excellence, hands-on learning and affordable tuition. Education takes place both within and beyond the classroom, and students tackle real-world challenges, giving them an advantage as career-ready graduates.
The campus provides access to higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. In fall 2011, 69 percent of its students identified themselves as non-white; and Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and Caucasian students represented 33 percent, 25 percent and 24 percent of all those enrolled, respectively.
Learn more about Cal Poly Pomona’s ranking on the U.S. News & World Report website. Additional ranking information, including exemplary programs, sustainability and diversity, is on the About Cal Poly Pomona page.