Cal Poly Pomona is playing a significant role in offsetting the cost of tuition.
The GoodCall 2016 Best Schools for Scholarships Report ranks Cal Poly Pomona as No. 88 among public colleges and universities across the nation for awarding scholarships and fellowships. The survey found that Cal Poly Pomona awarded an average of $4,495 to each enrolled student. Twelve other California State University campuses also ranked in the top 100.
“At Cal Poly Pomona, we strive to ensure that our students succeed. Being one of 13 CSU campuses in the top 100 in scholarship support for students tells me we are on the right path,” said Diana Minor, director of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. “Our donors and community organizations stand behind our philosophy of student success and, therefore, are eager to provide financial support so greatly needed by our students.”
The report’s ranking of Cal Poly Pomona is based on the gross amount of scholarships and fellowships awarded in 2014, when more than 23,000 students were enrolled.
The GoodCall report helps underscore a study released in April that lauded Cal Poly Pomona as an excellent investment. 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.
Rising tuition costs have made Cal Poly Pomona an attractive option. Statistics compiled by the College Board found that in-state tuition has hit an average of $9,100 while out-of-state tuition has zoomed to nearly $23,000 at four-year colleges and universities. The average tuition at a private four-year university is $31,200. In comparison, tuition fees for Cal Poly Pomona students in 2016-2017 is $7,051.