Cal Poly Pomona students graduate with some of the lowest student loan debt in the country, according to a new report by LendEDU.
The university ranked No. 162 out of 1,300 public and private colleges included in the report. In a ranking of public institutions only, Cal Poly Pomona earned the No. 82 slot.
The report compiles recent financial aid data from the class of 2015 to determine which university students graduate with the lowest average student debt.
According to LendEDU, the average college graduate leaves with over $28,000 in student debt, putting Cal Poly Pomona students significantly beneath the national average and about equal to the state average at $22,224. LendEDU is a student loan marketplace featuring tools to help students find lenders and pay off debt on time.
“We are very proud to be able to help students graduate with as little debt as possible,” says Diana Minor, director of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. “The university and its various colleges offer hundreds of merit- and need-based scholarships to try and minimize financial burden on students and their families so that every student has equal opportunities for obtaining a degree.”
Several other California State University campuses also made the rankings, including CSU Fresno at No. 13 and Cal State Los Angeles at No. 38.
For the full list of rankings, visit https://lendedu.com/blog/student-loan-debt-ranking-college-level-statistics.