California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

  • Details

  • Attendance

    • Admissions Rate 38.43%
    • Average SAT Scores 1325
    • Four Year Completion Rate 52.51% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 4 years
    • Six Year Completion Rate 83.09% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 6 years
    • Eight Year Completion Rate 83.42% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 8 years. This is what is normally reported for college completion rates.
  • Costs

    • Yearly Costs: $28,927.00 The average annual cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses for all full-time, first-time, degree-certificate-seeking undergraduates
    • Out of State Tuition: $25,971.00 Tuition and required fees for out-of-state students
    • In State Tuition: $10,071.00 Tuition and required fees for in-state students
    • Median Debt Total: $16,500.00 Median loan debt accumulated at the institution (the sum of all undergraduate federal loans over students’ college education at the institution for which the median debt is reported)
    • Median Debt for Graduates: $19,500.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Median Debt for Withdrawals: $10,281.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Net Price Quintile 1 $12,173.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $0-$30,000
    • Net Price Quintile 2 $13,194.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $30,001-$48,000
    • Net Price Quintile 3 $17,340.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $48,001-$75,000
    • Net Price Quintile 4 $22,744.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $75,001-$110,000
    • Net Price Quintile 5 $27,740.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $110,000+
  • Earnings

    • Median 6 Year Earnings $66,662.00 Median earnings measured 6 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 7 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 7 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 8 Year Earnings $75,203.00 Median earnings measured 8 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 9 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 9 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 10 Year Earnings $80,643.00 Median earnings measured 10 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
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Name Credential Debt Mean Debt Median Earnings
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $47,178.00
Agricultural Production Operations Bachelor's Degree No data $34,960.00 $41,420.00
Food Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $46,002.00
Forestry Bachelor's Degree No data No data $35,417.00
Graphic Communications Bachelor's Degree No data $24,734.00 $49,435.00
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas Bachelor's Degree No data No data $27,879.00
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Plant Sciences Bachelor's Degree $34,418.00 No data $50,514.00
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree No data No data $44,172.00
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data No data $67,924.00
Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $29,324.00 $72,381.00
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Construction Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Animal Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data $37,200.00 $30,350.00
Natural Resources Conservation and Research Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Communication and Media Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data $40,455.00
Computer Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $41,500.00 $91,493.00
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data No data $62,746.00
Construction Engineering Technologies Bachelor's Degree No data No data $79,656.00
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Biology, General Bachelor's Degree No data $49,347.00 $32,589.00
Agricultural Mechanization Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree No data $27,315.00 $31,009.00
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree No data No data $53,484.00
Journalism Bachelor's Degree No data $30,370.00 $39,869.00
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree No data $43,233.00 $91,351.00
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods Bachelor's Degree No data $40,539.00 $34,520.00
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Bachelor's Degree $50,131.00 $48,017.00 $74,220.00
Biomedical/Medical Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $45,568.00 $72,746.00
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $42,237.00 $79,454.00
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $38,910.00 $74,806.00
Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data No data $68,936.00
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree No data $22,870.00 $31,386.00
Statistics Bachelor's Degree No data No data $49,673.00
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree No data $31,127.00 $52,700.00
Chemistry Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Agricultural Business and Management Bachelor's Degree No data $30,396.00 $55,329.00
Agricultural Public Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data $38,797.00
Soil Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Architecture Bachelor's Degree No data $42,279.00 $55,714.00
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $88,197.00
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Architectural Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $44,811.00 $69,509.00
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data No data $59,486.00
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree No data $46,318.00 $72,643.00
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data $20,936.00
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor's Degree $31,480.00 $29,000.00 $38,741.00
Mathematics Bachelor's Degree No data $22,360.00 $46,729.00
Marine Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Physics Bachelor's Degree No data $50,000.00 $30,120.00
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree No data No data $37,312.00
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree No data $28,145.00 $33,431.00
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management Bachelor's Degree No data No data $39,393.00
Economics Bachelor's Degree No data $34,755.00 $51,116.00
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data $58,544.00
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Health and Physical Education/Fitness Bachelor's Degree $34,763.00 $30,123.00 $29,831.00
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Bachelor's Degree No data No data $36,496.00
Fine and Studio Arts Bachelor's Degree No data $28,147.00 $39,354.00
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree No data $34,058.00 $29,831.00
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree No data No data $31,667.00
Sociology Bachelor's Degree No data $26,666.00 $39,856.00
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
History Bachelor's Degree $32,469.00 $25,560.00 $27,907.00
Political Science and Government Bachelor's Degree No data $44,361.00 $31,649.00
Music Bachelor's Degree No data No data No data
Business Administration, Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree $36,337.00 $31,334.00 $63,640.00
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree No data $35,470.00 $83,616.00