Aerial view of downtown San Jose and the university campus

Great change is coming. San Jose State is ready.

Road Map to Our Future

This is a campus of change agents and a community that thrives in the face of challenges. Throughout our history, from a small institution focused on preparing teachers for the frontier to a dynamic comprehensive university in the heart of the global innovation economy, we have changed and evolved along with the needs of our students, our region and the world in which we live. San Jose State is experiencing a transformational shift in culture and momentum as a pre-eminent urban public university committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. The campus culture is one of vibrancy and optimism for the future.

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"As a university, we must be transformational for our students and our community. Students are at our core and our community is our home. This is where our vision begins."

—President Mary A. Papazian, PhD

Goals

Engage and Educate

Engage and Educate

Be a university of first choice where we bring together exceptional people—students, faculty and staff members, and our community—to do extraordinary things with their lives as learners, creators and champions.

Excel and Lead

Excel and Lead

Be a leading academic institution where faculty and staff members and alumni are regional, national and global leaders in their fields.

Grow and Thrive

Grow and Thrive

Be an inclusive, welcoming and well-balanced community and institution that ensures long-term financial sustainability and effectiveness and also attracts, retains and sustains faculty and staff members and students.

Connect and Contribute

Connect and Contribute

Be an engaged and dynamic urban university with strong connections locally and globally.

Rebuild and Renew

Rebuild and Renew

Be a flourishing, modern campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure, campus spaces and technology to support learning, research and community.

Strategic Plan Booklet

Strategic Plan Booklet

Transformation 2030

Download the full version of the strategic plan, Transformation 2030.

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