Cal Poly Pomona prides itself on providing a quality education that is distinguished by its hallmark learn-by-doing approach. However, excellence comes at a price. Cal Poly Pomona must increase outside support to ensure it can deliver on its academic mission for generations to come.
Support from the state’s general fund in 2012-13 declined 6.6 percent from the previous year, though voter approval of Proposition 30 signals an end to steep year-over-year cuts, as was the case during the Great Recession. The following tables and graphs show where Cal Poly Pomona received its funding and how voluntary contributions were applied.
|State General Fund||$ 96,644,062||$ 90,251,442|
|Student Tuition & Fees||$ 81,728,077||$ 83,022,658|
|Investment Income (state)||$ 1,772,488||$ 2,577,631|
|Lottery||$ 2,710,632||$ 1,731,000|
|Research Contracts and Grants||$ 14,329,802||$ 10,490,206|
|Voluntary Contribution of Gifts||$ 16,435,369||$ 19,629,243|
|Auxiliary Support||$ 7,765,766||$ 7,088,343|
|Investment and Endowment Income||-$ 222,959||$ 7,988,371|
|TOTAL||$ 221,163,237||$ 222,778,894|
Supporters helped build the success of Cal Poly Pomona’s programs with $19.6 million generated in voluntary contributions and gifts in 2012-13 — an increase of nearly 20 percent from the previous year. This figure includes non-cash donations but does not include pledges and bequests. The following information (based on the university’s Voluntary Support of Education report) shows how these gifts were put to use:
|Capital and Endowment Purposes||$ 10,750,849|
|Academic Support||$ 1,613,004|
|Student Financial Aid||$ 653,505|
|Operation and Maintenance||$ 258,791|
* Other is a combination of less common areas, such as unrestricted funds,
athletics, public service, etc.
The 23-campus California State University gained a financial reprieve in November 2012 when voters approved Proposition 30. The action staved off $12 million more in cuts at Cal Poly Pomona and rescinded a $166-perquarter tuition fee increase that was already in place. CSU trustees have requested $237.6 million in additional funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year, nearly $100 million more than the amount Gov. Jerry Brown proposed. Even if the full amount of new funding were approved, the CSU budget would remain 25 percent below what it received six years ago.
Cal Poly Pomona raised $19.6 million in 2012-2013. The following chart provides a year-by-year comparison of gifts to the university. Pledges and bequests are counted separately.
Nearly two-thirds of the university’s students (63%) rely on financial aid to achieve their goal of a college education. The following chart shows the amount of aid provided to undergraduates who qualify based on financial need. It includes scholarships, government aid and student loans.
Cal Poly Pomona provides
financial aid to students, often
in the form of scholarships.
They can be need-based as well as non-need-based.