Campus gateway. Photo: David Schmitz

Photo: David Schmitz

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SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose State University continues to excel in the U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, as reflected in the 2019 edition available now online.

  • San Jose State ranks fifth among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • San Jose State ranks seventh among the West’s top public universities for best value.
  • San Jose State ranks fifth among universities in the West for ethnic diversity.
  • San Jose State ranks 18th for best colleges for veterans.

“These rankings confirm San Jose State University is among Silicon Valley’s most important assets,” President Mary A. Papazian said. “San Jose State sends 10,000 graduates into the workforce annually, providing all students with the opportunity to obtain an excellent education at an affordable price in the heart of the world’s most dynamic economic engine.”


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

“We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top engineering programs in the nation,” Dean Sheryl Ehrman said. “We are the program of choice for our incoming freshmen and transfer students, who benefit from our hands-on curriculum and dedicated faculty. Our graduates go on to do great things in Silicon Valley and beyond.”


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

“We’re delighted to be recognized for robust undergraduate programs that help students develop organizationally-valued competencies,” Dean Dan Moshavi said. “By emphasizing experiential education and professional readiness, we enable our students to become key contributors in the Silicon Valley and beyond.”

About San Jose State University

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 more than 35,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San Jose State University continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce.

The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.