Cal Poly is named as the one of the best public, master's level universities in the West by the U.S. News & World Report.
The report came from 'America's Best College Guidebook', which provides data on more than 1,800 colleges and university rankings.
Cal Poly is listed third overall in the West, that's up a ranking from last year.
In addition, several College of Engineering programs were ranked as the best in the nation among public institutions.
Cal Poly is also ranked as one of the most veteran-friendly universities.
“For more than a generation, we have taken pride in being recognized as one of the best universities in the nation,” said university President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “Our goal is to produce the next generation of industry innovators and future leaders who, through Learn by Doing, graduate ready to contribute in their careers from Day One. These rankings also positively reflect on our talented and dedicated faculty and staff who devote themselves to helping students thrive and succeed in life. “
These rankings predate the coronavirus pandemic.