Affirming the reputation of Cal Poly Pomona, the White House’s revamped College Scorecard highlights the university’s affordable tuition and a graduation rate that surpasses the national average.
The average annual cost to attend Cal Poly Pomona is $12,135. That figure is nearly 28 percent less than the national average of $16,789 for other four-year public universities.
Cal Poly Pomona’s College Scoreboard profile shows a six-year graduation rate of 52 percent, which is better than the national average (44 percent). In regard to retention, 90 percent of Cal Poly Pomona students return to the university after their first year; the national average is 67 percent.
The College Scoreboard includes students’ earnings after college and data on students repaying loans. Ten years after graduating, Cal Poly Pomona alumni earn a median of $52,000 annually, much greater than the national figure of $34,343.
Approximately 39 percent of students receive federal loans, and the average total debt at graduation is $18,001, according to the website.
The College Scorecard is designed to increase transparency, putting information in the hands of the public to see how well colleges and universities are serving their students.
To see more ratings of Cal Poly Pomona, go to the rankings webpage.