With a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1, Pomona puts a strong emphasis on the classroom experience. Students work closely with professors both in class and in the field, resulting in small average class sizes of 15 students per.

Nearly all faculty members have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field, resulting in a staff that is diverse with strong, scholarly backgrounds. Keeping up to date in their field, professors provide students with the newest learning opportunities including the college’s telescope on Table Mountain or the prehistoric sites on the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Pomona has one of the highest graduation rates in the country, with 89% graduating in four years, 93% in six. It also has a great first year retention rate at 97%.

A large majority of students come from Pomona’s home state of California, though New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, and Washington are heavily represented. The college also offers study abroad programs, which 50% of students take advantage of. The program offers 54 choices in 34 countries.

Academic Profile for 2021

Four Year Graduation Rate

Six Year Graduation Rate

Eight Year Graduation Rate

Student to Faculty Ratio
7 to 1

First Year Retention Rate

Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
students in 2017

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information

Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2018 school year

Students Total

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2018 school year

Students Total

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Does not offer distance education opportunities
Special learning
Study abroad



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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1949 - Current
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