San Jose State University

Acceptance Rate 67 %
SAT Average 1,125
Tuition & Fees $19,732
Student Population 36,208
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,729

Academic Overview

San Jose State University Campus, San Jose, CA
San Jose State University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in San Jose, California. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - other. The 2021 tuition & fees are $7,852 for California residents and $19,732 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 36,208 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 67% and the graduation rate is 66% last year.
The salary after graduation from San Jose State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $63,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of San Jose State University are $7,852 for California residents and $19,732 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $9,286 for in-state students and $18,790 for out-of-state students.
San Jose State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at San Jose State. The acceptance rate of San Jose State is 67% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 18%. The average graduation rate is 66% and the transfer-out rate is 4%. The average received amount of financial aid is $8,729 and 60% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 36,208 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for San Jose State University is 67 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for San Jose State University is 66 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for San Jose State University is 4 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for San Jose State University is 83 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for San Jose State University is 36,208
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for San Jose State University is 26 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
26 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,729 at San Jose State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

San Jose State offers 172 major programs through online and on-site education where 4 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree860
Post Bachelor's Degree70
Master's Degree714
Post Master's Degree70
Doctor's degree - other10

Special Learning Opportunities

San Jose State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,059)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,700)

Veterans Benefits

San Jose State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges