SJSU Timeline

Normal SchoolSan Jose State University was founded in 1857 as Minns' Evening Normal School, and is the oldest public school of higher education in the state. The university now offers more than 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations.

Browse through our history to learn more about the university's more than 150 years of history.

1857-1879

1880-1899

1900-1919

1920-1939

1940-1959

1960-1979

1980-1999

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