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IPEDS ID: 122755
OPE ID: 00115500
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San Jose State University
One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192-0001
General information:  (408) 924-1000
Website:  www.sjsu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  32,713 (26,664 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 to 1
Admissionsinfo.sjsu.edu/home/admission.html
Apply Onlinesecure.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/
Financial Aidwww.sjsu.edu/faso/
Net Price Calculatorwww.csumentor.edu/finaid/pais/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.sjsu.edu/veterans/
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
3% or less
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty6881,089
Instructional6881,089
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-227
Instructional-199
Research-28
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,852$7,343$7,323$7,3780.8%
Out-of-state$18,012$18,503$18,483$18,5380.3%
Books and supplies$1,754$1,789$1,826$1,8601.9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,998$11,770$13,350$14,2176.5%
Other$4,475$2,727$2,754$2,7720.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,403$12,756$13,050$13,4342.9%
Other$4,499$2,794$2,820$2,8390.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,771$2,832$2,858$2,8770.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$24,079$23,629$25,253$26,2273.9%
Off Campus$25,508$24,682$25,019$25,5112.0%
Off Campus with Family$13,377$11,964$12,007$12,1150.9%
Out-of-state
On Campus$35,239$34,789$36,413$37,3872.7%
Off Campus$36,668$35,842$36,179$36,6711.4%
Off Campus with Family$24,537$23,124$23,167$23,2750.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,906
Out-of-state tuition$15,666
Out-of-state fees$1,906
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid12,43767%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,97354%$20,028,106$10,151
Federal grants1,60444%$7,783,874$4,853
Pell grants1,56643%$7,207,334$4,602
Other federal grants64018%$576,540$901
State/local government grant or scholarships1,55443%$4,716,769$3,035
Institutional grants or scholarships1,24034%$7,527,463$6,071
Student loan aid1,48441%$8,127,765$5,477
Federal student loans1,47440%$7,650,209$5,190
Other student loans521%$477,556$9,184
  • 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 aid112,72549%$114,453,119$8,994
Pell grants10,76342%$45,515,877$4,229
Federal student loans9,05535%$55,680,791$6,149
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$12,587$11,138$10,729
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,839$9,571$8,594
$30,001 – $48,000$13,061$11,441$10,275
$48,001 – $75,000$16,612$15,154$14,334
$75,001 – $110,000$21,147$20,184$18,809
$110,001 and more$21,910$21,083$20,450
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment32,713
Undergraduate enrollment26,664
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,887
Graduate enrollment6,049
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 35%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 21%
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: 95%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants29,73814,56015,178
Percent admitted60%57%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,14890%
ACT97528%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading450560
SAT Math470600
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1824
ACT Math1926
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: 87%
Part-time students: 74%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 52%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 7%
6-year: 47%
8-year: 57%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 9%
6-year: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 47%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 35%
Asian: 54%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 37%
White: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 57%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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-37-
Category total-37-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-4-
Category total14-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11337-
Entomology0--
Microbiology, General233-
Zoology/Animal Biology1--
Category total13740-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-45-
Business Administration and Management, General1,20862-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-14-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General117--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-20-
Taxation-52-
Category total1,325193-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising50--
Journalism38--
Public Relations/Image Management63--
Radio and Television64--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric20219-
Category total41719-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science12046-
Category total12046-
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2116-
Education, General-213-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-2-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-16-
Category total211237-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering3925-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2313-
Chemical Engineering2511-
Civil Engineering, General11363-
Computer Engineering, General5182-
Computer Software Engineering28390-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering90212-
Engineering, General152-
Industrial Engineering3643-
Materials Engineering810-
Mechanical Engineering11325-
Category total527926-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician44--
Quality Control Technology/Technician-4-
Category total444-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-11-
English Language and Literature, General8110-
Rhetoric and Composition00-
Category total8121-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1--
French Language and Literature41-
German Language and Literature0--
Japanese Language and Literature7--
Linguistics917-
Spanish Language and Literature179-
Category total3827-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer13--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General32--
Dietetics/Dietitian8921-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General180--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist986-
Public Health, General-45-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1692-
Category total492154-
History
History, General4016-
Category total4016-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies18411-
Category total18411-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies20--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies51--
Category total71--
Library Science
Library and Information Science-499d-
Category total-499d-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General10--
Mathematics, General184-
Statistics, General-27-
Category total2831-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences69--
International/Global Studies7--
Marine Sciences-9-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other113-
Natural Sciences00-
Category total8712-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science416-
Environmental Studies0--
Category total416-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General11540-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies641-
Category total17941-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy244-
Religion/Religious Studies1--
Category total254-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General93-
Chemistry, General493-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other1--
Geology/Earth Science, General710-
Physics, General1210-
Category total7826-
Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-40-
Psychology, General31213-
Psychology, Other0--
Category total31253-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-22-
Social Work76138-
Category total76160-
Social Sciences
Anthropology207-
Economics, General7119-
Geography30-
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General64--
Social Sciences, General13--
Sociology1428-
Urban Studies/Affairs--18
Category total3133418
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General29--
Category total29--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General1403-
Dance, General9--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General173-
Fine/Studio Arts, General13412-
Graphic Design26--
Industrial and Product Design31--
Interior Design22--
Music Performance, General17--
Music, General1412-
Visual and Performing Arts, General15--
Category total42530-
Grand total5,2812,63118
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • We accept Post 9/11 benefits, we are not a Yellow Ribbon Program provider as our in-state tuition is covered under the max in-state tuition allowance under Post 9/11.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 207
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 57
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,827
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,075
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,645
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,083
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 91%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1615
Beach Volleyball14
Football108
Golf117
Gymnastics20
Soccer2531
Softball29
Swimming and Diving31
Tennis8
Track and Field, Indoor32
Track and Field, Outdoor32
Track and Field, X-Country815
Volleyball14
Water Polo25
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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 (SLP) - 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
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/9/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school 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
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
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1987 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling Services
3/2/2012 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession16717
Drug law violations564675
Liquor law violations1870
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession1124
Drug law violations23815
Liquor law violations630
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible30
Rape2
Fondling13
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest1
Statutory rape0
Robbery957
Aggravated assault648
Burglary291427
Motor vehicle theft9611
Arson112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible30
Rape2
Fondling7
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest1
Statutory rape0
Robbery110
Aggravated assault102
Burglary746
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.1%4.8%6.0%
Number in default144216250
Number in repayment4,5664,4564,133
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)