San Jose State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$14,219
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.982%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
76.7%
34,002 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
35,751
72.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.4%
2,097 Graduates

About

San Jose State University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at San Jose State University were General Business Administration & Management (1,710 degrees awarded), General Psychology (582 degrees), and Computer Science (288 degrees).

In 2022, 10,459 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Jose State University. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (3,523 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2,792 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,219.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending San Jose State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at San Jose State University was $5,742. The cost of tuition at San Jose State University is $−18,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,219
2022 Value
2.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 San Jose State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,219. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of San Jose State University grew by 2.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,941
Room and Board
$1,087
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Jose State University was of $17,941 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,087. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.02% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at San Jose State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.72% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.982%
2019 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at San Jose State University was 0.982%, which represents 48 out of the 4889 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

San Jose State University received 34,002 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.7% annual growth. Out of those 34,002 applicants, 26,083 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.7% acceptance rate.

There were 35,751 students enrolled at San Jose State University in 2022.

San Jose State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
26,083
Accepted Out of 34,002

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Jose State University was 76.7% (26,083 admissions from 34,002 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.7%, while admissions grew by 1.56%..

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Enrollment

San Jose State University had a total enrollment of 35,751 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 26,030 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,721. This means that 72.8% 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 34.4% Asian, 28.4% Hispanic or Latino, 16.6% White, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Jose State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (21.9%), followed by Asian Female (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%), followed by White Female (13.6%) and Asian Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Jose State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35,751 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 26,030 and the part-time enrollment is 9,721. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at San Jose State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at San Jose State University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), San Jose State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    12,304 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,143 enrolled students
  3. White
    5,934 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at San Jose State University is 34.4% Asian, 28.4% Hispanic or Latino, 16.6% White, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,292 students (3.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,273 more women than men received degrees from San Jose State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Jose State University is asian (3,523 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2792 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Jose State University is General Business Administration & Management (1,710 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (582 degrees) and Computer Science (288 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at San Jose State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (763 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,509 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Other managers (469,378 people), Software developers (465,949 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,395 people), Civil engineers (283,104 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (242,171 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University in 2022 are Library Science (763 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,509 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (533 degrees), and Psychology (603 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (763 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,509 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (533 degrees), and Psychology (603 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Elementary & secondary schools (653,634 people), Computer Systems Design (565,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,385 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (467,735 people), and Construction (361,134 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (763 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,509 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (533 degrees), and Psychology (603 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by San Jose State University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 1,723 degrees awarded
  2. 482 degrees awarded
  3. 264 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Jose State University was General Business Administration & Management with 1,723 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,593
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,866
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,593 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University, which is 0.783 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,866).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 994 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.21 times more than the 823 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 823 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.828 times less than the 994 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from San Jose State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at San Jose State University is Female and Asian (81.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.67% of graduates (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    3,523 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,792 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,943 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Jose State University is asian (3,523 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2792 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (452 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    1,838 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,746 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1,685 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at San Jose State University is asian female (1,838 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1746 degrees).

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Operations

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at nearly $167M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, San Jose State University had a total salary expenditure of 722M. San Jose State University employs 264 Professors, 259 Assistant professors and 194 Lecturers. Most academics at San Jose State University are Male Professor (142), Female Assistant professor (134), and Male Assistant professor (125).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 429 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 307 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 165 employees.

Endowment

$167M
2022 Endowment
15.1%
decline from 2021

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at about $167M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of San Jose State University declined 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $121M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$269M
2022 Salaries
7.26%
growth from 2021

In 2022, San Jose State University paid a median of $269M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($722M) and a 7.26% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95M
Instructional Salaries
893
Number of Employees

In 2022, San Jose State University paid a total of $95M to 893 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
264 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
429 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Jose State University were Professor with 264 employees, Assistant professor with 259 employees, and Lecturer with 194 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University were Business and Financial Operations with 429 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 307 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 165 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Jose State University was Male Professor with 142 employees, Female Assistant professor with 134 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 125 employees.

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