Citing quality academics at an affordable price, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked Cal Poly Pomona as one of the best values in higher education in its list of the Top 100 public universities across the country.
The university finished No. 94 on the list for 2015, sliding up two spots from last year’s ranking. Cal Poly Pomona is one of 10 universities in California to make the list and is one of three CSU campuses ranked. UC Berkeley and UCLA were the top California universities in the rankings.
“We salute this year’s top schools,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’s rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”
Kiplinger’s listed the average debt for Cal Poly Pomona graduates at $20,636, which ranks the university at No. 24 for lowest average debt at graduation. UC Berkeley’s average debt is $17,468 and is the highest rated California university at No. 8. The highest-ranked CSU campus is San Diego State at No. 14, with an average debt of $18,100.
In its rankings, Kiplinger’s used criteria that included student-faculty ratios, admission rates, on-time graduation rate, tuition cost and financial aid.
The complete list of public university rankings is at kiplinger.com/links/college.