Student Learning and Satisfaction
Image: Assistant Professor Kathryn Vasilaky and a student look intently at a computer screen during her ECON 395: Programming for Economics and Analytics course.
In higher education, student success is commonly defined as persistence in a bachelor’s degree program, leading to a timely graduation. Cal Poly recognizes that a larger understanding of student success includes student learning; student engagement in educationally purposeful activities; student development as a whole person; and, ultimately, student satisfaction with the sum total of their college experiences.
Although student learning is itself a complex phenomenon, taking place in multiple courses, curricula, and co-curricular activities over a period of years, the metrics that follow provide evidence of the value of a Cal Poly education.
Cal Poly Career Services. Graduate Status Report: Executive Summary, 2019-2020 Graduates.
Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+). Spring 2020 CLA+ Results — Institutional Report: California Polytechnic State University [PDF]. New York, NY: Council for Aid to Education, 2020.
National Survey of Student Engagement. "A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College: NSSE 2017 Answers from Students: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo [PDF]. Bloomington: Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education, 2017, page 3.
Last updated March 2022