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Great change is coming. San José State is ready.

Road Map to Our Future

This is a campus of change agents and a community that thrives in the face of challenges. Throughout our history, from a small institution focused on preparing teachers for the frontier to a dynamic comprehensive university in the heart of the global innovation economy, we have changed and evolved along with the needs of our students, our region and the world in which we live. San José State is experiencing a transformational shift in culture and momentum as a pre-eminent urban public university committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. The campus culture is one of vibrancy and optimism for the future.

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Transformation 2030

Together - with Transformation 2030 as the blueprint - our university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters are all helping to realize San José State’s position as a nationally prominent urban public university.

View SJSU's Mission, Vision and Values


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Engage and Educate

Attract unique and exceptional students, faculty, and staff to actively engage in a teaching, learning, and research environment supporting their interests as creators, innovators, change agents, and champions of the social good in a diverse and changing world.

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Excel and Lead

Be an academic institution recognized for the leadership contributions of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to addressing important challenges in our fields of study and in the regional and global communities in which all SJSU community members serve.

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Grow and Thrive

Be an inclusive, welcoming, and caring  university community that attracts, retains and sustains faculty, staff members, and students.

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Connect and Contribute

Be an impactful and dynamic urban university with strong connections locally and globally.

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Rebuild and Renew

Be a flourishing, downtown campus with modern infrastructure, campus spaces,  technology and effective process infrastructure to support a growing university community.

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