Poly San Luis Obispo has been rated by U.S. News &
World Report as the best public regional university
in the western United States for the past 12 years.
Cal Poly provides hands-on opportunities for students,
especially those studying agriculture, biological sciences,
architecture and engineering. Students are encouraged to
become involved in campus life and community service. More
than 300 student clubs and organizations help make that
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s annual impact on the Central
Coast region is enormous.
Annual spending related to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the
Central Coast region ($457 million) generates a total impact
of almost $772 million on the regional economy. This impact
sustains 13,000 jobs in the region, and generates almost
$44 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—more
than $1 billion of the earnings by alumni from Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo are attributable to their CSU degrees.
Poly San Luis Obispo improves California’s economy with
research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
With more than 3,500 students, the College of Agriculture
at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the fourth largest undergraduate
agriculture program in the nation, and has the nation’s
largest agribusiness program. The college awards nearly
half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in