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Getting a College Education in Pomona

Pomona Colleges

The Pomona Unified School District ( serves over 30,000 students, and includes 25 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools. State-of-the-art technology centers, fine arts and music programs, and school-to-career preparation programs support a well-rounded curriculum. Pomona residents are served by 23 private schools.

The Pomona USD Educational Village, located in a former shopping plaza, offers a unique learning environment for the children and residents of Pomona. Classes are taught in this spectacular facility, which also provides business education and community services to adult residents of Pomona. The Pomona USD offers adults the opportunity to further their education by attending Career and Continuing Education programs. Pomona’s combined library systems include over one million volumes and offer a variety of community services, including youth and children programs, and preschool and toddler story time.


Pomona’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Educational Resource Library includes an Applied Technology Classroom for elementary and junior high school science and technology teachers. Teachers learn methods of presenting a science curriculum and further educate themselves with the vast combined resources of NASA and JPL.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly) ( serves more than 20,300 undergraduate students. Located on 1,438 acres, Cal Poly is the second largest of California State University’s 23 campuses. Ranking among the nation’s polytechnic schools, Cal Poly offers programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, landscaping, and hotel and restaurant management and operation. Specialized programs and colleges at Cal Poly Pomona include: the College of Environmental Design, an Equine Research Center, the Center for Regenerative Studies, the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and the College of Engineering.

Western University of Health Sciences ( has 1,545 students and is located in the heart of downtown Pomona. This nationally acclaimed medical school is a non-profit, accredited, independent academic health center.

DeVry University ( offers Bachelor of Science degrees in business management, accounting, telecommunications, electronics technology, and computer information systems. DeVry also offers an associate degree program for electronics technicians.

Pomona is just minutes from six additional universities. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of five small, private colleges and a graduate school: Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges.


Also, nearby are University of LaVerne and Mt. San Antonio College. The University of LaVerne is a coeducational, comprehensive university providing four-year undergraduate degree programs in liberal arts, business, economics, education, and law. Master’s and doctoral degrees are also offered, and the School of Continuing Education provides a number of undergraduate and graduate programs at off-campus locations. A variety of courses are offered at Mt. San Antonio College, which is also home to a training center for professionals, supplementing school curriculums and offering business preparation training.

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