U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Eighth Overall

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Students lounging on the second floor of the recently expanded Student Union (photo by David Schmitz).

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SAN JOSE, CA – The 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, available now online, ranks San Jose State University at eighth overall among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, keeping SJSU in the region’s top 10.

“San Jose State University sends more graduates to work in Silicon Valley than any other institution of higher learning,” said Interim President Susan Martin. “As a pillar of such a vibrant economy, SJSU excels in business, engineering and far more—from teaching and nursing to economics and the arts—providing a springboard for careers shaping our region and our world.”


San Jose State’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering received high marks, ranking fourth in the nation among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, excluding service academies.

“To once again be ranked as one of the top engineering programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report is a well-deserved honor,” said Andrew Hsu, dean of the College of Engineering. “We are incredibly proud that our students are receiving the education they need to compete with graduates from other top universities. Our commitment to our students is evident in our job-placement success rates; our college is the largest supplier of engineers to Silicon Valley.”

2015 College of Engineering Convocation. Photo: Neal Waters, ’07 Geography, ’15 MS Mass Communications

Students preparing to enter the Event Center for the College of Engineering Convocation last spring (photo by Neal Waters, ’07 Geography, ’15 MS Mass Communications).


In addition, SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business was ranked third in the Bay Area among accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

“Since the naming of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business by Don and Sally Lucas in 2013, the college has enhanced its educational offerings and its focus on student success,” said Dean David M. Steele.

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About San Jose State

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 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations – offered through its eight colleges.

With more than 33,000 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 7,000 graduates to the workforce.

The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 220,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.