Impact By The Numbers

For 80 years, Cal Poly Corporation has played a unique role as the university’s service auxiliary in advancing Cal Poly and its mission. From our early days running agricultural operations to providing top-notch dining services today, Cal Poly Corporation’s impact is seen in a number of ways.


The number of students, faculty and staff served by Cal Poly Corporation through our commercial services, research support, administrative services and funding resources.


The number of San Luis Obispo County residents employed by Cal Poly Corporation, making us one of the county’s largest employers and a significant contributor to the local economy.


The number of students hired by Cal Poly Corporation, providing important life skills as an employee and real career skills that will position them for success after graduation.


The 2016-17 gross revenue for Cal Poly Corporation providing financial sustainability and facility resources to benefit the Cal Poly community.


The 2019-2020 research grant amount Cal Poly Corporation managed through its post-grant oversight and sponsored programs activities. These activities range from developing communication satellites and protecting our oceans and marine life to increasing cyber security.


The amount Cal Poly Corporation has invested back into the Cal Poly campus annually for the past 10 years.


The amount Cal Poly Corporation donated to construct Doerr Family Field, a new practice and intramural facility that will serve all students on campus.


The total acres of commercial agriculture accepted by Cal Poly Corporation on the behalf of Cal Poly to be used for research and student projects.


In estimated investment that the corporation is in process of making to the campus to upgrade facilities and campus infrastructure to improve the student experience and support student success.


Donated to the construction of the William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation. This was the largest single gift in the corporation’s history.


The amount of state dollars Cal Poly Corporation receives. We are 100% self-supporting, shielding the university from financial risk.