Updated on February 19, 2024
Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering is ranked No. 9 on the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” where a doctorate degree is not offered. Renowned for the quality and affordability of its programs, and its diverse student body, the college’s ranking is based on survey responses by deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.
Four engineering majors were also listed among the nation’s top five:
- Computer Engineering — No. 2
- Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering — No. 3
- Mechanical Engineering — No. 3
- Civil Engineering — No. 4
The College of Engineering is the largest college in Cal Poly Pomona and among the 50 largest in the nation according to the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). As of fall 2023, undergraduate enrollment is 6,349, which is nearly a quarter of the university’s undergraduate population.
Awarding more than 1,000 degrees annually and ranking No. 9 in the state for awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minorities according to ASEE, the college is a significant source of high-quality and diverse engineers in the country. CPP engineering alumni are sought after — more organizations recruit at Cal Poly Pomona than at any other CSU campus.
Bronco engineers graduate with hands-on experience that gives them the skills to go into the world and solve the most challenging problems and invent new solutions. The college offers 240 lab sections, senior design projects, industry-sponsored capstone projects and over 60 student organizations and professional societies.
The college is also renowned in both national and international stages for its competitive student design teams. Recent examples include the Steel Bridge competition team capturing seventh place in national competition and an undergraduate aerospace team earning No. 1 in the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR1025) competition. In the latter competition, the team beat nine other universities from around the world by launching a rocket with a maximum altitude of 25,000 feet and flying a payload 400 feet.