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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,632 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
31,555 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
78.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,674 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at San Jose State University is $5,472, which is $1,519 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,632, which is 303% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,744 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,777.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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San Jose State University received 31,555 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.17% annual growth. Out of those 31,555 applicants, 16,862 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.4% acceptance rate.

There were 32,154 students enrolled at San Jose State University in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Jose State University has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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San Jose State University has a total enrollment of 32,154 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 25,323 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,831. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at San Jose State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Jose State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32% Asian, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 18.8% White, 4.8% Two or More Races, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.36% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Jose State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Male (13%), followed by Asian Female (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.54%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (1.09%) and Asian Female (0.84%).

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In 2016, 568 more women than men graduated from San Jose State University. The majority of students graduating from San Jose State University are Asian. These 2,712 graduates mean that there were 1.27 times more Asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,129 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at San Jose State University is General Business Administration & Management with 1,457 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 379 graduates and Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 255 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at San Jose State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 512 graduates, followed by Engineering with 1,909 graduates and Communications with 520 graduates.


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San Jose State University has an endowment valued at nearly $120M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.8M (1.5%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, San Jose State University had a total expenditure of $430M. Of that $430M, they spent $189M on salaries and $73.4M on benefits.

San Jose State University employs 310 Professors, 154 Associate professors, and 145 Assistant professors. Most academics at San Jose State University are Male Professors (191), Female Professors (119), and Female Associate professors (89).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 322 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 220 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees.



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