Cal Poly again ranked among best in West by U.S. News and World Report

newsroom@thetribunenews.comSeptember 10, 2013 

An entrance to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

JOE JOHNSTON — jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Cal Poly has been named the best public master's university for the 21st year in a row by U.S. News and World Report in its 2014 America’s Best Colleges guidebook, according to college officials.

Cal Poly ranked ninth overall in the magazine's western region list, which included public and private universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate and master's programs, but few doctoral programs. Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas topped the that list. Universities that grant doctoral degrees, including the University of California system, were ranked in a separate category.

Cal Poly’s College of Engineering was named the fourth best public-master’s engineering program in the country, behind the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

A number of Cal Poly engineering programs ranked high in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in their specialty categories. The university’s Mechanical Engineering program ranked No. 2 in the nation. Civil and computer engineering ranked No. 3 on their respective lists. Electrical Engineering ranked No. 5.

The 2014 America’s Best Colleges Guidebook hits newsstands Sept. 24.

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