Facts & Figures

San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's and master's degrees in 134 areas of study. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where tenured professors teach introductory as well as advanced courses. 

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One of the 200 top research universities in the nation, SJSU offers rigorous course work and research opportunities to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven colleges.

San Jose State's location in the Silicon Valley makes it an exceptionally rewarding learning environment for students. Silicon Valley firms and agencies seek SJSU students for internships, summer work programs and for assistance with research and development projects. Silicon Valley firms employ more graduates from SJSU than from any other university in the nation.

Mission

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Figures and Statistics

Find statistics and figures about student enrollment, degrees, retention and graduation rates. Figures are also available for faculty instructional activities and academics.

Academics

Through its seven colleges, the university offers 73 bachelor's degrees (146 with all concentrations) and 71 master's degrees (104 with all concentrations).

Accreditation

SJSU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various college programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies. Additional information can be found on the university's WASC Accreditation site.

Athletics

San Jose State University's Department of Athletics recruits and develops a diverse population of highly skilled student-athletes, coaches and staff to compete at the pinnacle of collegiate athletics.

Affiliations: Mountain West Conference, NCAA Division I

Leadership

An introduction to the dedicated individuals who provide our campus and university with direction and guidance.

Facilities

With additional campus locations, the SJSU main campus is home to more than 50 major buildings (23 academic buildings, seven residence halls) on 19 city blocks in downtown San José.

History

Founded in 1857, San José State is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. From its beginnings as a normal school to train teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.