About San Jose State


Tower Hall (photo: David Schmitz)

In the Heart of Silicon Valley
36,000 students
2,000 faculty members
250 areas of study
8,900 graduates annually
Founded 1857

The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study – offered through its eight colleges.

With approximately 36,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San Jose State continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing more than 8,900 graduates to the workforce.

The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 250,000 alumni, 65 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.


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