SJSU History

historical building on campus


From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations.

President Mary Papazian

SJSU Presidents

San José State has had 28 presidents since its founding in 1857.

amy tan

Famous Alumni

SJSU proudly celebrates its alumni. Browse through our famous alumni to see how far the Spartan spirit reaches.