San Jose State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,777

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

53.4%

31,555 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

32,154

78.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.1%

1,674 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 (1,457 degrees awarded), General Psychology (379 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (255 degrees).

In 2016, 9,010 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Jose State University. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (2,712 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Jose State University is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at San Jose State University was $5,472. The cost of tuition at San Jose State University is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$13,777

2016 Value

0.99%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 San Jose State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,777. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of San Jose State University grew by 0.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,826

Room and Board

$1,860

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Jose State University was of $13,826 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,860. The cost of room and board increased by 4.74% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

33%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at San Jose State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.69% with respect to 2015, when 64% 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.

3.54%

2015 Default Rate

191

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at San Jose State University was 3.54%, which represents 191 out of the 5401 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 31,555 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.

Acceptance Rate

53.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,862

Accepted Out of 31,555

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of San Jose State University was 53.4% (16,862 admissions from 31,555 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.17%, while admissions declined by -0.166%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

2,591

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at San Jose State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (13.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.46%) and Asian Female (7.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Jose State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,154 students. The full-time enrollment at San Jose State University is 25,323 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 compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

2016 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

    10,282

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,798

  3. White

    6,041

The enrolled student population at San Jose State University is 32% Asian, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, 18.8% White, 4.8% Two or More Races, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.364% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,396 students (4.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 568 more women than men received degrees from San Jose State University. The majority of degree recipients at San Jose State University are asian (2,712 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Jose State University is General Business Administration & Management (1,457 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (379 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (255 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 (512 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,909 degrees), and Communications (520 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 Miscellaneous managers (549,641 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (367,950 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,717 people), Designers (249,325 people), and Civil engineers (235,136 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (512 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,909 degrees), Communications (520 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (512 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,909 degrees), Communications (520 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 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 (483,179 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (432,231 people), Elementary & secondary schools (420,815 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,479 people), and Construction (303,570 people).

The most specialized majors at San Jose State University are Library Science (512 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,909 degrees), Communications (520 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (493 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 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. 1457 degrees awarded

  2. 379 degrees awarded

  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Jose State University was General Business Administration & Management with 1457 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,221

  2. 4,789

In 2016, 4,221 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,789).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 875 degrees were awarded to men at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 680 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 680 degrees were awarded to women at San Jose State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.777 times less than the 875 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (73.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Jose State University is Female and Asian (73.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 2.03% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    2,712 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,129 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,844 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Jose State University is asian (2,712 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2129 degrees).

4.71% of degree recipients (424 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Female

    1,440 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    1,272 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1,150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Jose State University is asian female (1,440 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,272 degrees).

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Operations

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 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, San Jose State University had a total expenditure of $431M. Of that $431M, they spent $190M on salaries and $431M on benefits.

San Jose State University employs 315 Professors, 187 Assistant professors, and 144 Associate professors. Most academics at San Jose State University are Male Professors (183), Female Professors(132), and Female Assistant professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 323 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 232 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 175 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$120M

2015 Endowment

0.653%

growth from 2014

San Jose State University has an endowment valued at about $120M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of San Jose State University grew 0.653% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $91.2M 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. $193k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, San Jose State University received $193k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$190M

Salary Expenditure

$431M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, San Jose State University had a total expenditure of $431M. Of that $431M, they spent $190M on salaries and $431M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at San Jose State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$190M

2015 Salaries

3.16%

growth from 2014

In 2015, San Jose State University paid a median of $190M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($431M) and a 3.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.79% growth from 2013 and a 1.51% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.3M

Instructional Salaries

698

Number of Employees

In 2015, San Jose State University paid a total of $61.3M to 698 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

315 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

323 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Jose State University were Professor with 315 employees; Assistant professor with 187 employees; and Assistant professor with 144 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Jose State University were Business and Financial Operations with 323 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 232 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 175 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Jose State University was Male Professor with 183 employees, Female Professor with 132 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 109 employees.

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

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