Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
75% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 31% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 67% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 75% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$69,400 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $50,900 per year
after 7 years $54,800 per year
after 8 years $60,000 per year
after 9 years $61,800 per year
after 10 years $69,400 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo students who are working and no longer in school is $69,400, which is 102% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$18,666
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
33%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$193 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
85% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your Cal Poly student loan debt, explore your options.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110422 IPEDS survey data for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.