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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:  32,713 (26,664 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  27 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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
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
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-227
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,748$1,754$1,789$1,8262.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,733$10,998$11,770$13,35013.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,276$12,403$12,756$13,0502.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$23,671$24,079$23,629$25,2536.9%
Off Campus$26,980$25,508$24,682$25,0191.4%
Off Campus with Family$14,974$13,377$11,964$12,0070.4%
On Campus$34,831$35,239$34,789$36,4134.7%
Off Campus$38,140$36,668$35,842$36,1790.9%
Off Campus with Family$26,134$24,537$23,124$23,1670.2%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$6,738
In-state fees$1,851
Out-of-state tuition$17,898
Out-of-state fees$1,851
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.
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 (2014-2015): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
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
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 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) 2013-2014
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-41
Category total-41
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-4
Category total04
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11634
Microbiology, General233
Category total14037
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General1,23063
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-3
Hospitality Administration/Management, General116-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-9
Category total1,346133
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management78-
Radio and Television63-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-7
Category total2507
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science12741
Category total12741
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2019
Education, General-228
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-19
Category total201259
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering3714
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering514
Chemical Engineering267
Civil Engineering, General10162
Computer Engineering, General3555
Computer Software Engineering33208
Electrical and Electronics Engineering71122
Engineering, General247
Industrial Engineering2835
Materials Engineering913
Mechanical Engineering11627
Category total463604
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Industrial Technology/Technician33-
Quality Control Technology/Technician-0
Category total330
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10
English Language and Literature, General827
Rhetoric and Composition17920
Category total26137
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature3-
French Language and Literature27
German Language and Literature0-
Japanese Language and Literature9-
Spanish Language and Literature2621
Category total5437
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10-
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General35-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General182-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist7065
Public Health, General-41
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1358
Category total507133
History, General568
Category total568
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1914
Category total1914
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies18-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies53-
Category total71-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-567d
Category total-567d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General25-
Mathematics, General237
Statistics, General-21
Category total4828
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences90-
Marine Sciences-9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other211
Natural Sciences30
Category total11410
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science588
Environmental Studies0-
Category total588
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General13739
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies521
Category total18940
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total198
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General82
Chemistry, General444
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other1-
Geology/Earth Science, General121
Physics, General145
Category total7912
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-24
Psychology, General31412
Psychology, Other0-
Category total31436
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-11
Social Work60132
Category total60143
Social Sciences
Economics, General5914
International Relations and Affairs13-
Political Science and Government, General70-
Social Sciences, General35-
Category total37129
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General29-
Category total29-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General1884
Dance, General12-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General149
Fine/Studio Arts, General10318
Graphic Design18-
Industrial and Product Design25-
Interior Design33-
Music Performance, General28-
Music, General87
Visual and Performing Arts, General21-
Category total45038
Grand total5,4312,264
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
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
Beach Volleyball13
Swimming and Diving30
Track and Field, Indoor20
Track and Field, Outdoor21
Track and Field, X-Country920
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
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship12/1/1987 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1944 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs3/2/2012 -  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
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession11167
Drug law violations455646
Liquor law violations14187
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession3112
Drug law violations18238
Liquor law violations463
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter200
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible330
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault1364
Motor vehicle theft1396
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible230
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault510
Motor vehicle theft001
  • (!) 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 Year201220112010
Default rate3.1%4.8%6.0%
Number in default144216250
Number in repayment4,5664,4564,133
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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