California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,457
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.67%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
64.8%
38,026 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
30,014
84.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.4%
2,396 Graduates

About

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona were General Business Administration & Management (1,401 degrees awarded), General Hospitality Management (304 degrees), and General Psychology (269 degrees).

In 2020, 6,147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. 48.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,567 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1308 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,457.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending California State Polytechnic University-Pomona received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,457
2020 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,457. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona grew by 12.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,979
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was of $14,979 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.34% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2019, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.67%
2018 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was 2.67%, which represents 100 out of the 3752 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona received 38,026 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.28% annual decline. Out of those 38,026 applicants, 24,646 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 30,014 students enrolled at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in 2020, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
24,646
Accepted Out of 38,026

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was 64.8% (24,646 admissions from 38,026 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.28%, while admissions grew by 13.6%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
4,099
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has a total enrollment of 30,014 students. The full-time enrollment at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 25,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,647. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21.4% Asian, 14.9% White, 3.43% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.2%) and Asian Male (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.3%) and White Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,014 students. The full-time enrollment at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 25,367 and the part-time enrollment is 4,647. This means that 84.5% of students enrolled at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), California State Polytechnic University-Pomona had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    14,570
  2. Asian
    6,431
  3. White
    4,463

The enrolled student population at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 21.4% Asian, 14.9% White, 3.43% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 878 students (2.93%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 135 fewer women than men received degrees from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is hispanic or latino (2,567 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1308 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is General Business Administration & Management (1,401 degrees awarded), followed by General Hospitality Management (304 degrees) and General Psychology (269 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (234 degrees awarded), Agriculture (219 degrees), and Engineering (1,042 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Other managers (414,612 people), Software developers (392,609 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (336,105 people), Civil engineers (256,275 people), and Postsecondary teachers (198,773 people).

The most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Architecture and Related Services (234 degrees awarded), Agriculture (219 degrees), Engineering (1,042 degrees), History (84 degrees), and Physical Sciences (132 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Architecture and Related Services (234 degrees awarded), Agriculture (219 degrees), Engineering (1,042 degrees), History (84 degrees), and Physical Sciences (132 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Architectural, engineering & related services (564,271 people), Computer Systems Design (458,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,413 people), Construction (324,436 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (280,049 people).

The most specialized majors at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Architecture and Related Services (234 degrees awarded), Agriculture (219 degrees), Engineering (1,042 degrees), History (84 degrees), and Physical Sciences (132 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.
Most Common
  1. 1401 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 304 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 269 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was General Business Administration & Management with 1401 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,141
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,006
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,141 degrees were awarded to men at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,006).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 860 degrees were awarded to men at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 592 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 592 degrees were awarded to women at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.688 times less than the 860 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is Female and Asian (83.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.17% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,567 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,308 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is hispanic or latino (2,567 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1308 degrees).

3.58% of degree recipients (220 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,389 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,178 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    747 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona is hispanic or latino female (1,389 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (1,178 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has an endowment valued at nearly $105M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.05M (6.68%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona had a total salary expenditure of $552M. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona employs 244 Professors, 177 Assistant professors, and 129 Associate professors. Most academics at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are Male Professors (150), Female Professors(94), and Male Assistant professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona are: Business and Financial Operations, with 258 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 207 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 197 employees.

Endowment

$105M
2020 Endowment
2.05%
growth from 2019

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona has an endowment valued at about $105M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona grew 2.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $65.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$181M
2020 Salaries
9.25%
growth from 2019

In 2020, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona paid a median of $181M in salaries, which represents 32.8% of their overall expenditure ($552M) and a 9.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.2% growth from 2018 and a 8.41% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64.4M
Instructional Salaries
669
Number of Employees

In 2020, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona paid a total of $64.4M to 669 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
244 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
258 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona were Professor with 244 employees; Assistant professor with 177 employees; and Assistant professor with 129 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona were Business and Financial Operations with 258 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 207 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 197 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona was Male Professor with 150 employees, Female Professor with 94 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 93 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

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