Cal Poly Pomona was named one of “The top 50 US colleges that pay off the most” by CNBC, ranking No. 20 among its top 25 public universities.
The list spotlights the “50 schools that provide students with the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars,” based on data from Tuition Tracker, a tool created by The Hechinger Report, an education nonprofit news organization.
Net cost was calculated by adding tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses for first-time, full-time (and for public universities, in state) undergraduates and then subtracting scholarships and grants. The rankings also took into account graduates’ early career earnings and mid-career earnings, based on data from PayScale’s College Salary Report.
At Cal Poly Pomona, nearly 80 percent of students received financial aid in fall 2017. The average starting annual salary for alumni is $56,000. The average annual mid-career salary is $111,600. For information on financial aid and the cost to attend Cal Poly Pomona, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
The CNBC rankings was published on July 16.