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IPEDS ID: 122755
OPE ID: 00115500
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San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001
General information:  (408) 924-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  31,278 (25,862 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Net Price
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty6961,035
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-204
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,704$1,748$1,754$1,7892.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,438$10,733$10,998$11,7707.0%
Off Campus
Room and board-$12,276$12,403$12,7562.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$21,586$23,671$24,079$23,629-1.9%
Off Campus$7,074$26,980$25,508$24,682-3.2%
Off Campus with Family$7,074$14,974$13,377$11,964-10.6%
On Campus$32,746$34,831$35,239$34,789-1.3%
Off Campus$18,234$38,140$36,668$35,842-2.3%
Off Campus with Family$18,234$26,134$24,537$23,124-5.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,871
Out-of-state tuition$17,898
Out-of-state fees$1,871
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,99660%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,48545%$14,489,152$9,757
Federal grants1,33440%$6,323,071$4,740
Pell grants1,33440%$6,073,071$4,553
Other federal grants38612%$250,000$648
State/local government grant or scholarships99030%$2,869,389$2,898
Institutional grants or scholarships97930%$5,296,692$5,410
Student loan aid1,32040%$6,922,542$5,244
Federal student loans1,32040%$6,922,542$5,244
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,10344%$95,730,480$8,622
Pell grants9,94940%$41,648,004$4,186
Federal student loans8,92535%$56,504,387$6,331
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,723$12,587$11,138
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,474$10,839$9,571
$30,001 – $48,000$11,665$13,061$11,441
$48,001 – $75,000$15,675$16,612$15,154
$75,001 – $110,000$20,291$21,147$20,184
$110,001 and more$21,503$21,910$21,083
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment31,278
Undergraduate enrollment25,862
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,766
Graduate enrollment5,416
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 35%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants25,15512,19012,965
Percent admitted63%62%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%24%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading440550
SAT Math470600
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1824
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Part-time students: 55%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 7%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 53%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 35%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 49%
Non-resident alien: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-36
Category total-36
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-10
Category total110
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11735
Microbiology, General197
Category total13642
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General1,23499
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-14
Hospitality Administration/Management, General122-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-17
Category total1,356186
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management81-
Radio and Television66-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-7
Category total2607
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science7357
Category total7357
Early Childhood Education and Teaching18912
Education, General-224
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-20
Category total189258
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering2513
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering414
Chemical Engineering249
Civil Engineering, General10845
Computer Engineering, General5284
Computer Software Engineering13181
Electrical and Electronics Engineering72164
Engineering, General261
Industrial Engineering2920
Materials Engineering513
Mechanical Engineering10825
Category total442629
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician23-
Quality Control Technology/Technician-1
Category total231
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6
English Language and Literature, General928
Rhetoric and Composition15710
Category total24924
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature4-
French Language and Literature45
German Language and Literature1-
Japanese Language and Literature12-
Spanish Language and Literature1815
Category total5433
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer6-
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General38-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General151-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist5080d
Public Health, General-46d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1836
Category total493147d
History, General4516
Category total4516
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies19915
Category total19915
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies8-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies78-
Category total86-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-551d
Category total-551d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General14-
Mathematics, General74
Statistics, General-2
Category total216
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences84-
Marine Sciences-4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other53
Natural Sciences11
Category total908
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4814
Category total4814
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General14832
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies248
Category total17240
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies3-
Category total187
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General76
Chemistry, General476
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other3-
Geology/Earth Science, General44
Physics, General97
Category total7023
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-11
Psychology, General27927
Category total27938
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-23
Social Work58109
Category total58132
Social Sciences
Economics, General5119
International Relations and Affairs20d-
Political Science and Government, General56-
Social Sciences, General28-
Category total370d36
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General20-
Category total20-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General1835
Dance, General12-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General164
Fine/Studio Arts, General11019
Graphic Design22-
Industrial and Product Design20-
Interior Design26-
Music Performance, General44-
Music, General88
Visual and Performing Arts, General16-
Category total45736
Grand total5,2092,352
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
Swimming and Diving30
Track and Field, X-Country819
Water Polo21
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1978 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1944 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs10/30/1974 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs4/1/1984 - 12/31/1999Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/9/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health8/9/1974 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1974 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1987 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1958 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1958 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession61116
Drug law violations444556
Liquor law violations131418
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession3311
Drug law violations271823
Liquor law violations746
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter020
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible233
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault2136
Motor vehicle theft16139
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible223
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault051
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate6.0%5.2%
Number in default250204
Number in repayment4,1333,854
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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