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Address1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone805-756-1111
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School Typefour-years, public
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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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are $10,195 for in-state students and $28,105 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $11,629 for in-state students and $21,133 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees are $11,022 for California residents and $30,942 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees are $11,754 for California residents and $21,258 for out-of-state students.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$10,195$28,105
Graduate$11,629$21,133
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,022$30,942
Graduate$11,754$21,258
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Cal Poly directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the Cal Poly bursar/financial aid page for more information.

2022 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 33% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 27%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,315.
The average graduation rate is 83%. Total 22,440 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
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. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Cal Poly Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »33% Acceptance Rate / 27% Yield
Test Scores »1,315 SAT / 29 ACT
Graduation Rate »83%
Transfer-out Rate2%
Retention Rate94%(full-time), 73% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio4.76% (21 to 1)
Student Population »22,440 (21,456 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,996
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 Cal Poly. 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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