Facts

With more than 300,000 current and former Spartans, SJSU’s transformative influence extends far beyond the downtown San José campus. Here’s San José State University by the numbers.

Sections:

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University
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Students
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Faculty
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History

University

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SJSU provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study. SJSU is an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and California.

36k+

Enrollment

22

Athletic Teams

275.2k+

Alumni

3.7k+

Employees

9

Colleges

8.9k

Degrees Granted
(2019-2020)


Students

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Students discover what inspires them through a breadth of majors, unique programs and opportunities for research.

27.7k+

Undergraduate Students

8.1k+

Graduate Students

9.4k+

First-Year/Transfer Students

28.3%

First Generation Students

2.5k

International Students

300

Students Involved in Research

Student Ethnicity and Residence

Ethnicity Percentage of Student Body

Asian

34.4%

Hispanic

28.0%

White

15.2%

Non-resident Alien

10.1%

Two or More Races

4.7%

Unknown

3.7%

Black

3.4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0.5%

American Indian or Alaskan Native

.01%

Where Students Live Percentage of Student Body

Santa Clara

42.8%

East Bay

19.4%

West/South Bay

9.0%

Other California

8.2%

International 

8.0%

Southern California

6.5%

North Bay

5.1%

Outside of California

1.0%


Faculty

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Our 2,120 faculty members combine research, scholarship and creative activity with industry or practical experience—incubating a problem-solving and entrepreneurial mindset. 

$57m

Annual Research Expenditures

2nd

Research Productivity in CSU system

Top 200

Nationally in Research Funding Spending

200

Faculty Members Involved in Sponsored Research Projects

67

New Faculty Members Hired in 2020


History

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SJSU began as the first State Normal School, training teachers—all women in the earliest years—who set out to educate the pioneering people of a young California.

1857

Our Founding

1st

Public University in the West

23

CSU Campuses