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Address1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone805-756-1111
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Campus, San Luis Obispo, CA
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2020 Tuition & Fees and 2021 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2020 tuition and fees of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are $9,943 for in-state students and $23,833 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2020 tuition and fees are $11,377 for in-state students and $20,881 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2021 tuition & fees are $10,072 for California residents and $26,180 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2021 graduate school tuition & fees are $11,505 for California residents and $21,009 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $74,300. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Computer and Information Sciences program shows the highest salary with $115,000 after graduating.
2019-20 Tuition & Fees2020-21 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$9,943$23,833
Graduate$11,377$20,881
Cal Poly 2019-2020 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,072$26,180
Graduate$11,505$21,009
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 2020-2021 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2020-2021 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2020 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 28% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 30%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,340.
The average graduation rate is 82%. Total 22,013 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2020 Key Academics Statistics at Cal Poly
Admission Stats »28% Acceptance Rate / 30% Yield
Test Scores »1,340 SAT / 29 ACT
Graduation Rate »82%
Transfer-out Rate2%
Retention Rate94%(full-time), 92% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio4.76% (21 to 1)
Student Population »22,013 (21,098 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,755
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$74,300
Average Salary by Field of Study$21,400 - $115,000

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Cal Poly
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Cal Poly provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Cal Poly
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 8,171. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $5,537.
Cal Poly Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity8,171



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