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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,472
$16,632 Out-of-State
$18,530
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
1.6%
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
29.5%
48,162 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
21,306
95.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
79.7%
2,758 Graduates

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Costs

The median in-state tuition at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is $5,472, which is $1,519 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,632, which is 303% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,744 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,530.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Admissions

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo received 48,162 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.87% annual growth. Out of those 48,162 applicants, 14,202 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.5% acceptance rate.

There were 21,306 students enrolled at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2016, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Enrollment

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has a total enrollment of 21,306 students. The full-time enrollment at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is 20,340 students and the part-time enrollment is 966. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Asian, 7.08% Two or More Races, 0.71% Black or African American, 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (27.1%), followed by White Female (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.96%), followed by White Male (0.76%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.28%).

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Graduates

In 2016, 426 fewer women than men graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. The majority of students graduating from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are White. These 2,989 graduates mean that there were 4.09 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 731 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is General Business Administration & Management with 462 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 300 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 227 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 601 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 256 graduates and Engineering with 1,412 graduates.

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Operations

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has an endowment valued at nearly $198M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.4M (0.7%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo had a total expenditure of $411M. Of that $411M, they spent $172M on salaries and $72.1M on benefits.

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo employs 277 Professors, 193 Associate professors, and 187 Lecturers. Most academics at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are Male Professors (215), Male Associate professors (120), and Male Lecturers (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo are: Business and Financial Operations, with 231 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 231 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 201 employees.

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