San Jose State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,995
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.93%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
32,375 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
36,208
75.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.6%
2,227 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 (1,548 degrees awarded), General Psychology (428 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (273 degrees).

In 2020, 9,697 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Jose State University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (2,997 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2368 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,742, which is $−16,788 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,995.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending San Jose State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at San Jose State University was $5,742. The cost of tuition at San Jose State University is $−16,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,995
2020 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 San Jose State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,995. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of San Jose State University grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,568
Room and Board
$2,058
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Jose State University was of $16,568 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,058. The cost of room and board increased by 4.88% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at San Jose State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.64% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.93%
2018 Default Rate
147
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at San Jose State University was 2.93%, which represents 147 out of the 5025 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 32,375 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.3% annual decline. Out of those 32,375 applicants, 21,810 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 36,208 students enrolled at San Jose State University in 2020, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

San Jose State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
21,810
Accepted Out of 32,375

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Jose State University was 67.4% (21,810 admissions from 32,375 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.3%, while admissions declined by −2.83%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
3,085
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at San Jose State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

San Jose State University has a total enrollment of 36,208 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 27,440 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,768. This means that 75.8% 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 32.5% Asian, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 17.6% White, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.486% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0911% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Jose State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (19.5%), followed by Asian Female (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%) and Asian Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Jose State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,208 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 27,440 and the part-time enrollment is 8,768. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at San Jose State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 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 86%. 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
    11,777
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,810
  3. White
    6,360

The enrolled student population at San Jose State University is 32.5% Asian, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 17.6% White, 4.56% Two or More Races, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.486% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0911% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 1,471 students (4.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 737 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 (2,997 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2368 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Jose State University is General Business Administration & Management (1,548 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (428 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (273 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 (582 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,977 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (292 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 (466,442 people), Software developers (387,759 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,142 people), Civil engineers (249,929 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (201,713 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (582 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,977 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (292 degrees), Communications (468 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (525 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (582 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,977 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (292 degrees), Communications (468 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (525 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 (520,842 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,314 people), Elementary & secondary schools (437,667 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,761 people), and Construction (328,193 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (582 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,977 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (292 degrees), Communications (468 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (525 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. 1548 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 428 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 273 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Jose State University was General Business Administration & Management with 1548 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,480
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,217
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,480 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University, which is 0.859 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,217).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 892 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 726 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 726 degrees were awarded to women at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.814 times less than the 892 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 14% 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, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Jose State University is Female and Asian (81.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.56% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    2,997 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,368 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,905 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Jose State University is asian (2,997 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2368 degrees).

4.83% of degree recipients (468 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    1,561 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    1,436 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,403 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at San Jose State University is asian female (1,561 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,436 degrees).

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Operations

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at nearly $149M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.28M (4.9%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, San Jose State University had a total salary expenditure of $733M. San Jose State University employs 285 Professors, 277 Assistant professors, and 177 Lecturers. Most academics at San Jose State University are Male Professors (154), Female Assistant professors(153), and Female Professors (131).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 411 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 293 employees, and Service with 186 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$149M
2020 Endowment
7.2%
decline from 2019

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at about $149M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of San Jose State University declined 7.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M 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 2020, 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

$241M
2020 Salaries
2.31%
growth from 2019

In 2020, San Jose State University paid a median of $241M in salaries, which represents 32.8% of their overall expenditure ($733M) and a 2.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.19% growth from 2018 and a 10.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$86.7M
Instructional Salaries
884
Number of Employees

In 2020, San Jose State University paid a total of $86.7M to 884 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
285 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
411 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Jose State University were Professor with 285 employees; Assistant professor with 277 employees; and Assistant professor with 177 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University were Business and Financial Operations with 411 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 293 employees; and Service with 186 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Jose State University was Male Professor with 154 employees, Female Assistant professor with 153 employees, and Female Professor with 131 employees.

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

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