Cal Poly achieved its ranking as a university that focuses on offering undergraduate and master’s level programs.
The university ranked 10th in the magazine’s overall list of the West’s best universities of 120 public and private institutions in 15 states that offer few, if any, doctoral programs.
U.S. News ranked Cal Poly’s industrial/manufacturing engineering program as the best in the nation. Local university graduates have gone on to work for employers such as Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin, Sony and Northrop Grumman.
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Cal Poly’s College of Engineering was named the seventh best master’s and bachelor’s engineering program in the country.
For more on the rankings, go to www.usnews.com/colleges. The guidebook hits newsstands Sept. 23.