Student Profile

                         A student from Architecture 351 ("Architectural Design") presents her work over the past quarter.

Image: A student from Architecture 351 ("Architectural Design") presents her work over the past quarter (Fall 2019).


 

Like other universities, Cal Poly follows the progress of its students— both freshmen and transfer — by annual cohorts entering in a particular academic year. The university considers their entering academic qualifications — high-school GPA, test scores, etc. — in relation to the time required for them to graduate after completing their degree programs. This time-to-degree metric can conceal much about a group of students, but it is nevertheless a standard measure of institutional success in higher education.

In addition to this cohort-based approach, Cal Poly tracks academic information about its students at large — their class level (freshman, sophomore, etc.), unit load (full or part time), enrollment status (freshman, transfer, etc.), and academic standing (good or otherwise). The university also tracks a variety of demographic information about its students —their gender, ethnicity, California state residency, and Pell Grant status (recipient or non-recipient). These are important markers of progress toward Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong’s Vision 2022 goal to “create a rich culture of diversity and inclusivity that supports and celebrates the similarities and differences of every individual on campus.”

           4.00 -- average high school G.P.A. for first-time freshmen entering fall 2018. Click to see more entrance measure trends between 2014-18.           

           14.58. Average undergraduate unit load per quarter. Click here to see unit load trends between 2004-2018.           

           20.5 - Percentage of underrepresented minority students. Click here to see more enrollment by gender trends.           

           21,812. Total number of enrolled students as of Fall 2018. Click to see Enrollment trends between 2004-2018.           

           48.4%. Percentage of women (equivalent to 10,557 students) enrolled at Cal Poly in Fall 2018. Click here to see Enrollment by Gender trends between 2014-2018.           

           16.5% Percentage of Pell Grant Recipients. Click here to see more enrollment by gender trends.           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:

Institutional Research at California Polytechnic State University (2019). 2018 Fact Book. Retrieved from https://ir.calpoly.edu/clone-2018-factbook.

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