San Jose State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
4.93% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$13,906
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.59%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
66.9%
31,909 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
35,835
76.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
56.8%
2,189 Graduates

About

San Jose State University is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Jose State University were General Business Administration & Management (1,485 degrees awarded), General Psychology (375 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees).

In 2017, 9,219 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Jose State University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (2,735 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2088 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,906.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at San Jose State University was $5,742. The cost of tuition at San Jose State University is $-14,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,906
2017 Value
0.936%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 San Jose State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,906. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of San Jose State University grew by 0.936%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,375
Room and Board
$1,899
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Jose State University was of $14,375 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,899. The cost of room and board increased by 3.97% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at San Jose State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.
3.59%
2016 Default Rate
183
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at San Jose State University was 3.59%, which represents 183 out of the 5093 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 31,909 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.12% annual growth. Out of those 31,909 applicants, 21,340 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.9% acceptance rate.

There were 35,835 students enrolled at San Jose State University in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Jose State University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
21,340
Accepted Out of 31,909

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Jose State University was 66.9% (21,340 admissions from 31,909 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.12%, while admissions grew by 26.6%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
3,878
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at San Jose State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

San Jose State University has a total enrollment of 35,835 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 27,407 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,428. This means that 76.5% 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 31% Asian, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% White, 4.63% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.391% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Jose State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Male (19.4%), followed by Asian Female (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%) and Asian Female (8.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Jose State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35,835 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 27,407 and the part-time enrollment is 8,428. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at San Jose State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2017 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
  1. Asian
    11,098
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,955
  3. White
    6,847

The enrolled student population at San Jose State University is 31% Asian, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 19.1% White, 4.63% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.391% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,675 students (4.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 635 more women than men received degrees from San Jose State University. The majority of degree recipients at San Jose State University are asian (2,735 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2088 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Jose State University is General Business Administration & Management (1,485 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (375 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees).

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 (517 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,933 degrees), and Communications (504 degrees).

Workforce

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 (472,960 people), Software developers (377,455 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (305,524 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (242,698 people), and Civil engineers (231,649 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (517 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,933 degrees), Communications (504 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (245 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (517 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,933 degrees), Communications (504 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (245 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees).

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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 Computer Systems Design (516,272 people), Elementary & secondary schools (445,975 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (429,250 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,447 people), and Construction (320,906 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (517 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,933 degrees), Communications (504 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (245 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 1485 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 375 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 262 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Jose State University was General Business Administration & Management with 1485 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,292
  2. 4,927

In 2017, 4,292 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University, which is 0.871 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,927).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 903 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 660 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 660 degrees were awarded to women at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.731 times less than the 903 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% 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, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Jose State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (70% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.96% of graduates (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    2,735 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,088 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,915 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Jose State University is asian (2,735 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2088 degrees).

5.18% of degree recipients (478 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    1,368 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    1,367 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,186 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Jose State University is asian female (1,368 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,367 degrees).

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Operations

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at nearly $146M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.59M (1.77%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, San Jose State University had a total salary expenditure of $521M. San Jose State University employs 300 Professors, 217 Assistant professors, and 137 Associate professors. Most academics at San Jose State University are Male Professors (181), Female Assistant professors(123), and Female Professors (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 347 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 266 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 178 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$146M
2017 Endowment
16.2%
growth from 2016

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at about $146M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of San Jose State University grew 16.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $113M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, San Jose State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$203M
2017 Salaries
8.61%
growth from 2016

In 2017, San Jose State University paid a median of $203M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($521M) and a 8.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.68% decline from 2015 and a 3.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$74.6M
Instructional Salaries
783
Number of Employees

In 2017, San Jose State University paid a total of $74.6M to 783 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
300 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
347 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Jose State University were Professor with 300 employees; Assistant professor with 217 employees; and Assistant professor with 137 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University were Business and Financial Operations with 347 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 266 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 178 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Jose State University was Male Professor with 181 employees, Female Assistant professor with 123 employees, and Female Professor with 119 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at San Jose State University.

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