A Cal Poly Pomona education is right up there with Wall Street stocks when it comes to return on investment, according to the global leader in salary and compensation data.
The PayScale College Return on Investment 2016 rankings compared the cost of education at a university to the average salary its graduates earn after 20 years. By that measure, Cal Poly Pomona came in at No. 69 out of 962 colleges and universities from across the country. The university ranked No. 74 in the 2014 ranking.
Cal Poly Pomona is one of three California State University campuses that ranked among the Top 100. Only Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (No. 32) and San Jose State (No. 66) ranked higher.
The university also is a major player in the region, placing higher than UCLA (No. 91) and USC (No. 146) in the rankings. Caltech was listed as the No. 1 institution.
For students attending out of state, Cal Poly Pomona still held tremendous value, earning a tie at No. 99 when compared with the return on investment for higher out-of-state tuition.
Colleges and universities that did not report on-campus costs were not included in the main ranking.