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.”

Engineering

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).

Business

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.

U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Eighth Overall

Students shop for books in the newly renovated Student Union (Stan Olszewski photo).

Media contact: Pat Lopes Harris, 408-656-6999

SAN JOSE, Calif., — The 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, available now online, shows 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 has firmly established its reputation as a leading institution of higher learning in the West,” said President Mohammad Qayoumi. “SJSU offers more than 130 degree programs and 400 student organizations, providing a wide range of opportunities including hands-on learning in a global setting provided by our Silicon Valley location.”

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. In addition, SJSU’s computer engineering program was ranked first in the nation among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has earned its reputation for being among the best in the nation by providing our students with outstanding opportunities for hands-on learning directly addressing 21st century challenges here in Silicon Valley,” Dean Andrew Hsu said.

Read more from U.S. News & World Report.

San Jose State University — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.

U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Eighth Overall

U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Eighth Overall

U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Eighth Overall

“Our ranking reflects the academic achievements of our students, the quality of our programs, and San Jose State’s role powering Silicon Valley,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said. (Christina Olivas photo)

Media contact: Pat Lopes Harris, 408-656-6999

SAN JOSE, Calif., — The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, available now online, shows SJSU at eighth overall among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, up from ninth overall last year.

“Our ranking reflects the academic achievements of our students, the quality of our programs, and San Jose State’s role powering Silicon Valley,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said. “More students than ever are applying to San Jose State because SJSU offers over 130 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 110 fields, including excellent programs in business, engineering, science, education, art, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences and arts.”

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

“There is no doubt about it. A huge percentage of the engineers, scientists and business professionals powering Silicon Valley chose to develop their talents at San Jose State University because SJSU offers moderately priced, nationally recognized programs right here in the epicenter of innovation,” President Qayoumi said.

Read more from U.S. News & World Report.

San José State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 31,300 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.

SJSU Ranked Among Best Investments

SJSU Ranked Among Best Investments

SJSU Ranked Among Best Colleges

There are lots of ways to measure the value a college education. But in terms of relatively low tuition and high starting salaries, it’s tough to beat San Jose State, especially in California.

We all know going to college is expensive. But is it worth it? Check this out. According to a new study, San Jose State ranks among the 50 best college investments in terms of low tuition and high starting salaries. AffordableCollegesOnline.org “reviewed 875 colleges to compile a list of the 50 schools that are both affordable and provide students with the best bang for their buck after graduation. The return on college investment comes in the form of higher salaries throughout the careers of graduates from these colleges.” San Jose State came in third among California institutions and 31st out of the 875 campuses included in the rankings. And SJSU is in great company. Others in the top 50 included the University of Virginia, University of Washington and Texas A&M.

SJSU's Best of 2012

Olympian Tops SJSU’s Best of 2012

SJSU's Best of 2012

SJSU’s 2012 Olympian Marti Malloy is welcomed home by her coach, the legendary Yosh Uchida (Christina Olivas photo).

We’ve had an absolutely amazing year, Spartans!

When the time came for us to select the Best of 2012, it was super tough to choose just 10!

We would like to send a huge thanks to everyone who visited all of our online channels, whether it was our news, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or Pinterest pages.

We counted up all your clicks, likes, pins and tweets and SJSU’s 2012 Olympian Marti Malloy came out on top. Read her story and join us on Pinterest to add a comment.

Ripped From the Headlines

Many more of our top stories were ripped right out of the headlines, with students loving the passage of Prop. 30 and the tuition rollback that came along with it.

Our football team making it to the Military Bowl also touched off an avalanche of national media coverage.

Whether led by an enterprising professor or intrepid students, campus research boomed with a $73.3 million NASA grant and a mind-boggling motorcycle with spherical wheels.

We also scored in the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, coming in ninth overall among the West’s top public universities.

Enriching the Educational Experience

Student life thrived, too. In May, two undergrads and two graduate students from the class of 2012 earned accolades for their outstanding work.

This summer, we welcomed incoming frosh with a super fun orientation program followed this fall by our largest career fair in five years.

We even set the stage for 2013, launching an initiative to roll out a whole bunch of online tools enriching the educational experience here at SJSU.

Stay tuned because things can only get better next year!

U.S. News Rankings: SJSU Ninth Overall

U.S. News Rankings 2013: SJSU Ninth Overall Among the West’s Top Public Universities

“Our ranking reflects the academic achievements of our students, the quality of our programs, and San Jose State University’s position at the center of one of the most influential and innovative regions in the world—Silicon Valley,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said.

Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, 408-656-6999

SAN JOSE, Calif., — Once again, San Jose State University has excelled in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. The 2013 edition of “Best Colleges,” available now online, shows SJSU at ninth overall among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, up from 10th overall last year.

“Our ranking reflects the academic achievements of our students, the quality of our programs, and San Jose State University’s position at the center of one of the most influential and innovative regions in the world—Silicon Valley,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said. “Our peers know SJSU offers over 130 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 110 fields, including excellent programs in business, engineering, science, education, art, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences and arts.”

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

“A huge percentage of the engineers, scientists and business professionals driving Silicon Valley developed their talents right here at San Jose State University,” President Qayoumi said. “San Jose State students, faculty and staff have earned a reputation for cultivating intellectual curiosity, lifelong learning and practical experience, given that the skills and mindsets students develop now will prepare them for industries and careers of the future.”

Read more from U.S. News & World Report.

San José State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,500 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.

 

SJSU: No Better Place to Go to College!


The American Institute of Economic Research recently released its annual ranking of the 75 best towns and cities to live in if you’re a college student. The study analyzes the areas in which the schools are located, including the overall academic environment, quality of life, such as cost of living and arts and leisure activities, and professional opportunities. SJSU was ranked number one in the medium metro-sized category proving once again why it’s great to be a Spartan!
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U.S. News Rankings 2011

San Jose State Among Top 20 in the West, Engineering Nationally Ranked

Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, 408-656-6999

SAN JOSE, Calif., — Once again, San Jose State University has excelled in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. The 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” available now online, shows SJSU at 14th overall among the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

“It is wonderful to see San Jose State consistently ranked among the top 20 in the West,” President Don W. Kassing said. “Our university community works hard to keep SJSU among the nation’s best comprehensive universities.”

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

Read more from U.S. News & World Report.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 27,400 students and 3,190 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.