About San José State

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1857, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative.

SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service and the arts. In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, SJSU's faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California:

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.