San José State University

Public university located in San Jose, California, United States

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San José State University
SJSU Seal.svg
MottoPowering Silicon Valley
TypePublic
Space-grant
Established1857; 163 years ago (1857)
Academic affiliations
California State University system
WASC[1][2]
AASCU[3]
Endowment$153.2 million (2019)[4]
Budget$372 million (2018)[5]
PresidentMary Papazian
ProvostVincent Del Casino[6]
Academic staff
2,037 (Fall 2018)[7][8]
Administrative staff
1,305 (Fall 2018)[7]
Students33,282 (Fall 2019)[9]
Undergraduates27,834 (Fall 2019)[9]
Postgraduates5,448 (Fall 2019)[9]
Location, ,
United States

37°20′07″N 121°52′53″W / 37.3353°N 121.8813°W / 37.3353; -121.8813Coordinates: 37°20′07″N 121°52′53″W / 37.3353°N 121.8813°W / 37.3353; -121.8813
CampusUrban, 154 acres (62 ha) on main campus and 62 acres (25 ha) on south campus
ColorsBlue and Gold[10]
   
NicknameSpartans
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBS
MascotSammy Spartan
Websitewww.sjsu.edu
San Jose State University logo.svg

San José State University (San Jose State or SJSU) is a public university in San Jose, California. SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast and the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system.[11][12]

Located in downtown San Jose, the SJSU main campus is situated on 154 acres (62 ha), or roughly 19 square blocks. SJSU offers 145 bachelor's and master's degrees with 108 concentrations and five credential programs with 19 concentrations.[13][14] The university also offers four doctoral degrees as of fall 2019.[15] SJSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[16]

SJSU's total enrollment was 33,282 in fall 2019, including over 5,400 graduate and credential students. SJSU's student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation. As of fall 2019, graduate student enrollment, Asian and international student enrollments at SJSU were the highest of any campus in the CSU system.[9][17]

SJSU is consistently listed as one of the leading suppliers of undergraduate and graduate alumni to Silicon Valley technology firms,[18][19][20] and philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system.[21]

SJSU sports teams are known as the Spartans, and compete in the NCAA Division I FBS Mountain West Conference.

  1. ^ "SJSU WASC Accreditation". San Jose State University Accreditation. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges". Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "AASCU". American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  4. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Annual budget" (PDF). www.sjsu.edu. 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Meet the Provost". San Jose State University. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Employee Quick Facts". Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics at San José State University. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Fall 2017 – Faculty Quick Facts". Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics at San José State University. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "Fall Term Student Enrollment". The California State University Institutional Research and Analyses. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "University Colors | Marketing and Communications | San Jose State University". Sjsu.edu. July 25, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "San José State University: About SJSU: 1857-1879". San José State University. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "SJSU Special Collections and Archives". San José State University. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  13. ^ Facts & Figures | About SJSU | San Jose State University. Sjsu.edu (July 18, 2013). Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Credential Programs | Connie L. Lurie College of Education | San Jose State University". Sjsu.edu. July 11, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  15. ^ "Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations". SJSU. 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "Western Association of Schools and Colleges SJSU Accreditation". San Jose State University. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  17. ^ "Ethnicity Enrollment Profile". www.calstate.edu. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  18. ^ "Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League". Quartz. 2017.
  19. ^ "Study: San Jose State University is Top School for Most Silicon Valley Hires". KNTV. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  20. ^ Len Ramirez (August 25, 2015). "San Jose State Alums Beat Out Elite School Grads For Tech Jobs". KPIX. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  21. ^ "2013/2014 Philanthropic Support Annual Report" (PDF). The California State University. 2014.

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