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Graduation Statistics

69%

graduate within six years
  • 73% within eight years
  • 23% within four years
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4,519 Graduates
Cal Poly offers bachelors through masters degrees.
Bachelor's Master's

Faculty Overview

1,790 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,062 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 728 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Rebecka from Carmel Valley, CA
  • 3
  • Having only taken 3 quarters of classes so far, I have mainly completed General Education classes. While getting adjusted with the school and learning how to work out selecting classes…

  • Aug-02-2009 Read More
  • Ashley from Sun City, CA
  • 5
  • I LOVE CAL POLY!! The great thing about this school is starting from freshmen year you jump right into your Major courses instead of having to go through only GE's…

  • Jul-07-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Bachelor Master
Agricultural Business and Management, General 212 2
Agricultural Mechanization, General 20 -
Agriculture, General - 36
Agronomy and Crop Science 9 -
Animal Sciences, General 106 -
Dairy Science 20 -
Food Science 16 -
Horticultural Science 59 -
Ornamental Horticulture 29 -
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 2 -
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 5 -
Architecture and Related Services Bachelor Master
Architecture 183 11
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 37 19
Landscape Architecture 50 -
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other 3 -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
Biochemistry 30 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 180 13
Ecology 2 -
Microbiology, General 13 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
Accounting - 22
Business Administration and Management, General 582 59
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 39 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master
Journalism 65 -
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services Bachelor Master
Graphic Communications, General 73 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
Computer Science 62 20
Education Bachelor Master
Agricultural Teacher Education 40 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 42 -
Education, General - 55
Engineering Bachelor Master
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 55 10
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering 19 -
Architectural Engineering 60 -
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 23 12
Civil Engineering, General 154 28
Computer Engineering, General 53 -
Computer Software Engineering 8 -
Construction Engineering 118 -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 127 30
Engineering Science 30 -
Engineering, General - 54
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 28 -
Industrial Engineering 50 3
Manufacturing Engineering 12 -
Materials Engineering 36 -
Mechanical Engineering 182 23
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
English Language and Literature, General 83 9
Rhetoric and Composition 59 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 10 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master
Dietetics/Dietitian 104 -
History Bachelor Master
History, General 53 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 13 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 99 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
Mathematics, General 37 5
Statistics, General 18 -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
Forestry, General 40 4
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other 32 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master
Health and Physical Education, General 123 10
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 88 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
Philosophy 25 -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
Chemistry, General 17 -
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 12 -
Physical Sciences 1 -
Physics, General 27 -
Polymer Chemistry - 2
Psychology Bachelor Master
Psychology, General 124 7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master
Public Administration - 13
Social Sciences Bachelor Master
Economics, General 28 -
Political Science and Government, General 70 -
Social Sciences, General 75 -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 15 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 64 -
Music, General 12 -