Silicon Valley Advantage

San José State University is Silicon Valley’s number one source of graduates in education, engineering, computer science, and business. Take advantage of our unbeatable location and an education taught by faculty who are industry experts from Silicon Valley’s top companies. At SJSU, you have endless networking opportunities, helping you create the career you’ve been waiting for. 

Why Silicon Valley? 

Silicon Valley is a tech, innovation, and startup hotspot. Many of the world's leading global companies are headquartered in the area. San Jose State University ranks #1 in the U.S. for "Most Silicon Valley Hires" (Business Insider). Many of our students go on to work with top companies such as Apple, Adobe, Facebook, and Google. Join other graduates and enter a diverse and growing workforce. 

Our Programs

At SJSU, our programs are as innovative as our location. We power entrepreneurs and diverse thinkers to use their education and knowledge to think outside the box. 

The SpartUp Incubator

Combining SJSU Research & Innovation, University Programs, and Community Organizations, the SpartUp Incubator Program is a unique program to support student entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are supported along the entire process of the startup journey. 

Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge 

Inspire others and challenge your ideas by entering the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC). Designed to cultivate a space for entrepreneurs, the SVIC offers cash prizes for winners, mentorships, and great networking opportunities. 

SAVi Idealab

The SAVi Idealab is a hub to share and submit your theories, technological or geographic mathematical frameworks, and applications of Spatial Analytics and Visualization. Get published in diverse areas such as geographic information science/systems, remote sensing, urban and regional planning, geography, cartography, environmental modeling, geographic artificial intelligence, and similar fields. 

Our Impact 

San Jose State University is a feed school to Silicon Valley companies. Most graduates earn between $100,000 and $250,000 salaries upon graduation, which is substantially higher than the national average.


San José State University’s research opportunities have grown exponentially in the last few years. The SpartUp incubator has grown with 413 members and $73 million in economic impact from the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. To get involved, check out some of the research opportunities in the departments below. 

Research Groups in each Department

University Connections in Silicon Valley

San José  State University is Silicon Valley’s number one source of graduates in education, engineering, computer science, and business. Our connections enable students to network with some of the top companies in the world, including Adobe, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Google, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and many more.


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