California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo: Rankings

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 216th in the United States, 723rd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 46 research topics. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 7,281 publications and 242,570 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 79 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#723 of 14,131 In the World
#243 of 2,597 In North America
#216 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 249 In California
#89 of 1,034 For Aerospace Engineering
#184 of 1,091 For Firefighting and Fire Science
#195 of 1,122 For Agricultural Engineering
#745 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#334 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 43 other topics

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Engineering

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 222nd for Engineering in the United States and 1256th in the World with 1,745 publications made and 32,749 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Structural Engineering, Optical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#222 of 756 In the United States
#256 of 818 In North America
#1256 of 4,624 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 5
1992 16 4
1993 17 10
1994 11 22
1995 16 13
1996 20 5
1997 21 9
1998 25 52
1999 25 13
2000 24 48
2001 24 49
2002 29 46
2003 34 55
2004 40 115
2005 49 80
2006 61 111
2007 72 90
2008 82 135
2009 76 105
2010 84 125
2011 102 150
2012 76 167
2013 71 115
2014 81 75
2015 79 128
2016 86 175
2017 74 231
2018 72 78
2019 80 158
2020 90 122
2021 87 45

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 292nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 894th in the World with 1,361 publications made and 35,757 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#292 of 1,262 In the United States
#326 of 1,341 In North America
#894 of 5,073 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 11 7
1992 5 1
1993 6 3
1994 8 2
1995 6 10
1996 9 14
1997 15 17
1998 12 13
1999 16 41
2000 21 109
2001 15 19
2002 16 29
2003 24 45
2004 14 10
2005 22 48
2006 30 194
2007 39 70
2008 37 131
2009 64 135
2010 97 178
2011 49 173
2012 52 92
2013 75 154
2014 88 281
2015 67 160
2016 73 405
2017 74 219
2018 70 157
2019 80 133
2020 94 187
2021 96 28
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Military science 234 261 455
History 206 235 484
Criminology and Criminal Justice 302 332 578
Education Majors 237 267 581
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 281 311 590
Publishing 208 236 612
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 204 229 615
Gender Studies 269 306 626
Art History 264 296 630
Classics and Ancient History 267 296 641
Aesthetics 211 242 645
Communications and Public Relations 250 282 656
Anthropology 283 315 662
Journalism and Digital Media 211 241 688
Archaeology 244 274 707
Special Education 284 314 721
Law 287 319 737
Library and Information science 242 274 738
Sociology 267 306 744
Urban and Regional planning 150 177 764
Public Policy / Administration 264 297 771
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 247 282 775
Political Science 267 298 810
Media Studies 324 366 810
Broadcast Journalism 307 343 875
Occupational Safety and Health 318 355 912
Genealogy 329 369 958
Demography 278 314 1117

Physics

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 272nd for Physics in the United States and 1575th in the World with 1,084 publications made and 47,239 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#272 of 721 In the United States
#310 of 781 In North America
#1575 of 4,082 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 0
1992 6 0
1993 4 3
1994 3 11
1995 8 13
1996 9 1
1997 13 24
1998 10 36
1999 10 3
2000 3 2
2001 10 21
2002 7 12
2003 16 28
2004 14 36
2005 16 33
2006 29 52
2007 37 34
2008 33 51
2009 29 37
2010 29 330
2011 53 494
2012 65 473
2013 70 594
2014 71 412
2015 81 478
2016 82 565
2017 78 423
2018 56 224
2019 53 310
2020 82 274
2021 71 60
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 161 178 405
Applied/Engineering Physics 131 148 530
Astrophysics and Astronomy 210 235 718
Nuclear Physics 186 209 821
Quantum and Particle physics 236 273 1269
Optical Engineering 265 301 1326
Materials Science 251 287 1664

Environmental Science

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 207th for Environmental Science in the United States and 955th in the World with 1,036 publications made and 33,870 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Geology, Agricultural Science.

Rank Ranking
#207 of 750 In the United States
#246 of 818 In North America
#955 of 4,023 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 5
1992 2 0
1993 4 1
1994 5 1
1995 6 27
1996 6 5
1997 8 3
1998 5 3
1999 14 36
2000 13 33
2001 13 27
2002 15 35
2003 16 85
2004 30 108
2005 27 76
2006 32 239
2007 22 39
2008 43 199
2009 39 111
2010 50 236
2011 38 107
2012 50 88
2013 43 80
2014 42 124
2015 43 200
2016 62 154
2017 73 281
2018 58 229
2019 58 121
2020 79 198
2021 84 62
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Oceanography 148 175 541
Geotechnical Engineering 117 145 558
Paleontology 195 227 679
Ecology 191 226 682
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 190 229 731
Earth science and Geophysics 187 223 746
Urban and Regional planning 150 177 764
Environmental Engineering 148 178 834
Geography and Cartography 198 232 867
Environmental Management 180 217 878
Geology 223 264 949
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 229 267 1002
Agricultural Science 157 187 1018

Biology

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 265th for Biology in the United States and 1322nd in the World with 911 publications made and 34,114 citations received. Main research topics: Nutrition and Food Science, Agricultural Science, Botany, Biochemistry, Zoology.

Rank Ranking
#265 of 867 In the United States
#298 of 932 In North America
#1322 of 4,496 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 7
1992 0 0
1993 8 45
1994 3 1
1995 8 42
1996 6 3
1997 10 26
1998 9 26
1999 12 44
2000 9 33
2001 11 43
2002 13 50
2003 26 107
2004 27 192
2005 19 118
2006 25 55
2007 31 91
2008 30 94
2009 32 52
2010 43 173
2011 40 151
2012 50 155
2013 37 80
2014 36 139
2015 42 87
2016 41 104
2017 41 86
2018 31 53
2019 66 127
2020 76 232
2021 90 63
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 161 178 405
Evolutionary Biology 160 182 464
Nutrition and Food Science 88 104 647
Biotechnology 124 145 657
Paleontology 195 227 679
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 190 229 731
Entomology 207 235 827
Animal Science 168 195 852
Zoology 239 276 937
Microbiology 203 225 941
Agricultural Science 157 187 1018
Genetics 247 278 1060
Botany 170 204 1092
Biochemistry 301 339 1519

Business

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 194th for Business in the United States and 614th in the World with 796 publications made and 60,626 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Management, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#194 of 834 In the United States
#223 of 900 In North America
#614 of 4,001 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 4
1992 3 0
1993 8 3
1994 4 2
1995 8 22
1996 8 1
1997 13 23
1998 12 151
1999 15 5
2000 15 78
2001 12 28
2002 20 44
2003 24 120
2004 22 25
2005 15 22
2006 19 18
2007 23 222
2008 35 84
2009 45 74
2010 52 63
2011 36 91
2012 44 56
2013 41 45
2014 43 235
2015 42 116
2016 46 82
2017 41 170
2018 22 49
2019 23 37
2020 35 38
2021 25 13
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Engineering Management 129 145 397
Management Information Systems 130 152 435
Advertising 188 214 503
Finance 183 208 544
International Trade 157 183 579
Management 194 222 590
Marketing 210 238 638
Investment Banking and Stock trading 202 227 669
Construction Management 163 193 728
Hospitality and Hotel Management 123 148 737
Accounting 227 252 743
Public Policy / Administration 264 297 771
Entertainment Industry Business 246 278 823
Supply Chain Management 185 214 888
Occupational Safety and Health 318 355 912
Project Management 235 269 969

Chemistry

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 282nd for Chemistry in the United States and 1725th in the World with 782 publications made and 23,340 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer science and Plastics engineering.

Rank Ranking
#282 of 717 In the United States
#323 of 778 In North America
#1725 of 4,317 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 3
1992 3 0
1993 5 13
1994 2 12
1995 11 17
1996 10 2
1997 13 10
1998 10 36
1999 11 7
2000 3 12
2001 13 26
2002 12 37
2003 25 71
2004 22 91
2005 19 50
2006 33 95
2007 37 61
2008 35 82
2009 28 42
2010 31 110
2011 34 93
2012 31 125
2013 32 24
2014 34 69
2015 30 73
2016 30 64
2017 37 80
2018 42 67
2019 43 161
2020 41 68
2021 53 28
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 88 104 647
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 233 265 1096
Biochemistry 301 339 1519
Chemical Engineering 224 257 1623
Materials Science 251 287 1664

Computer Science

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 229th for Computer Science in the United States and 938th in the World with 759 publications made and 48,631 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Computer Vision, Data Science, Software Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#229 of 858 In the United States
#262 of 927 In North America
#938 of 4,392 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 0
1992 1 0
1993 4 1
1994 8 3
1995 8 11
1996 6 2
1997 9 65
1998 8 20
1999 7 4
2000 9 6
2001 8 18
2002 17 25
2003 13 16
2004 17 21
2005 18 7
2006 20 25
2007 19 58
2008 33 50
2009 36 40
2010 40 70
2011 34 61
2012 27 53
2013 24 73
2014 30 199
2015 35 17
2016 32 117
2017 37 80
2018 39 61
2019 59 93
2020 63 94
2021 61 22
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Management Information Systems 130 152 435
Game Design and Development 141 168 516
Software Engineering 151 173 572
Library and Information science 242 274 738
Human-Computer Interaction 182 210 760
Multimedia 226 254 824
Data Science 209 239 831
Computer Graphics 188 218 864
Animation 204 236 969
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 238 272 1248
Computer Vision 240 272 1374

Medicine

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 393rd for Medicine in the United States and 1677th in the World with 619 publications made and 18,063 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Public Health, Gerontology.

Rank Ranking
#393 of 1,040 In the United States
#434 of 1,110 In North America
#1677 of 4,739 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 2
1992 0 0
1993 2 2
1994 2 1
1995 5 1
1996 1 0
1997 7 44
1998 8 13
1999 3 4
2000 3 12
2001 2 6
2002 4 8
2003 8 20
2004 7 25
2005 12 32
2006 18 17
2007 11 18
2008 30 111
2009 34 133
2010 34 134
2011 26 184
2012 18 42
2013 23 78
2014 36 155
2015 25 32
2016 36 91
2017 36 148
2018 27 46
2019 53 68
2020 53 121
2021 68 20
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Gerontology 248 281 733
Public Health 228 256 762
Health Science 448 487 1422

Psychology

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 290th for Psychology in the United States and 754th in the World with 563 publications made and 55,903 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Organizational / Business / IO Psychology, Special Education.

Rank Ranking
#290 of 981 In the United States
#322 of 1,047 In North America
#754 of 3,654 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 12
1992 3 1
1993 2 1
1994 0 0
1995 1 0
1996 4 17
1997 1 12
1998 6 3
1999 5 19
2000 13 120
2001 5 8
2002 9 23
2003 5 19
2004 6 0
2005 9 28
2006 7 21
2007 16 79
2008 23 142
2009 37 168
2010 27 49
2011 21 216
2012 24 81
2013 23 80
2014 49 270
2015 24 24
2016 38 102
2017 37 125
2018 17 40
2019 22 28
2020 41 48
2021 42 13
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Psychology 232 261 544
Education Majors 237 267 581
Sexology 294 326 613
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 254 286 644
Special Education 284 314 721
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 247 282 775
Child Psychology 338 380 823

Mathematics

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 232nd for Mathematics in the United States and 928th in the World with 442 publications made and 10,323 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics.

Rank Ranking
#232 of 684 In the United States
#266 of 744 In North America
#928 of 3,376 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 2 1
1995 2 0
1996 3 0
1997 7 57
1998 8 5
1999 7 13
2000 8 22
2001 9 11
2002 14 20
2003 7 18
2004 13 29
2005 3 0
2006 6 15
2007 13 49
2008 20 75
2009 23 70
2010 24 23
2011 24 36
2012 24 18
2013 18 28
2014 32 65
2015 18 23
2016 20 19
2017 18 15
2018 26 18
2019 18 9
2020 27 14
2021 18 8
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 191 211 467
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 201 232 741
Statistics 218 249 768

Economics

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 210th for Economics in the United States and 755th in the World with 379 publications made and 15,306 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics.

Rank Ranking
#210 of 654 In the United States
#238 of 717 In North America
#755 of 3,039 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 4
1992 1 0
1993 4 1
1994 1 0
1995 2 2
1996 5 1
1997 6 81
1998 9 59
1999 5 5
2000 9 50
2001 5 4
2002 11 12
2003 13 51
2004 10 7
2005 9 17
2006 10 14
2007 16 211
2008 12 56
2009 10 3
2010 21 23
2011 13 24
2012 20 12
2013 34 29
2014 28 88
2015 11 49
2016 24 25
2017 12 5
2018 18 12
2019 11 11
2020 16 13
2021 12 5
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Finance 183 208 544
International Trade 157 183 579
Investment Banking and Stock trading 202 227 669
Agricultural Economics 147 168 714
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 201 232 741
Development Studies 220 254 821

Art & Design

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo ranked 266th for Art & Design in the United States and 912th in the World with 315 publications made and 3,289 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Art History, Game Design and Development, Architecture, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#266 of 685 In the United States
#300 of 750 In North America
#912 of 2,700 In the World

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 0 0
1993 4 1
1994 2 1
1995 1 0
1996 5 1
1997 2 0
1998 4 1
1999 4 3
2000 4 9
2001 3 4
2002 3 0
2003 8 2
2004 8 1
2005 6 1
2006 3 5
2007 8 3
2008 12 4
2009 18 1
2010 16 16
2011 10 12
2012 18 4
2013 18 26
2014 14 12
2015 15 11
2016 23 96
2017 16 127
2018 16 2
2019 18 15
2020 25 33
2021 17 2
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Landscape Architecture 58 68 247
Game Design and Development 141 168 516
Painting and Drawing 155 182 617
Sculpture 155 182 617
Art History 264 296 630
Aesthetics 211 242 645
Illustration and Concept Art 170 195 655
Interior Design 140 154 682
Architecture 149 174 718
Fashion Design 262 296 758
Graphic Design 218 249 796
Entertainment Industry Business 246 278 823
Multimedia 226 254 824
Computer Graphics 188 218 864
Music 299 332 960
Animation 204 236 969
Performing arts 331 375 998