San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
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San Jose State University Reviews

Based on 64 Reviews
One Washington Square San Jose, CA
College Review
Career PreparationA-
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA-
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at San Jose State University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mechanical Engineering
113
25
Materials Engineering
8
10
Industrial Technology/technician
44
Industrial Engineering
36
43
Industrial and Product Design
31
Environmental Studies
0
Environmental Science
41
6
Engineering
1
57
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
90
212
Computer Software Engineering
28
390
Computer Engineering, General
51
82
Civil Engineering, General
113
63
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
37
Chemical Engineering
25
11
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
23
13
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
39
25
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Urban Studies/affairs
18
Sociology
146
8
Social Work
76
138
Social Sciences, General
13
Religion/religious Studies
1
Public Administration
22
Psychology, Other
0
Psychology, General
318
13
Political Science and Government, General
65
Philosophy
25
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
11
3
Linguistics
10
17
Library and Information Science
499
International/global Studies
7
International Relations and Affairs
0
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
40
Humanities/humanistic Studies
20
History, General
42
16
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
4
Chinese Language and Literature
1
Behavioral Sciences
69
Anthropology
21
7
African-American/black Studies
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Taxation
52
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
20
Economics, General
72
19
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
14
Business Administration and Management, General
1210
72
Advertising
51
Accounting
45
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
18
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
203
19
Spanish Language and Literature
25
9
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
2
Rhetoric and Composition
0
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
51
Japanese Language and Literature
9
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
115
40
German Language and Literature
0
French Language and Literature
4
1
English Language and Literature, General
81
10
Education, General
213
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
212
6
Creative Writing
11
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
32
Chinese Language and Literature
1
Art/art Studies, General
142
3
Applied Mathematics, General
11
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
170
2
Public Health, General
45
Occupational Therapy/therapist
9
86
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General
180
Dietetics/dietitian
89
21
Athletic Training/trainer
13
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Zoology/animal Biology
1
Statistics, General
27
Physics, General
12
10
Natural Sciences
0
0
Microbiology, General
23
3
Mathematics, General
18
4
Marine Sciences
9
Geology/earth Science, General
7
10
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other
1
Geography
3
0
Entomology
0
Chemistry, General
50
3
Biology/biological Sciences, General
114
37
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
9
3
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General
29
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Visual and Performing Arts, General
15
Music, General
14
12
Music Performance, General
18
Interior Design
22
Graphic Design
26
Fine/studio Arts, General
134
13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
17
3
Dance, General
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
184
11
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
64
1
Hospitality Administration/management, General
119
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Radio and Television
66
Public Relations/image Management
63
Journalism
40
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
121
46
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Quality Control Technology/technician
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at San Jose State University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Library and Information Science

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling Services)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (Northern California Consortium, DNP)
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language (Academic and Test Preparation Program)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 16 Reviews
Alumni
MBA, Class of 1993
Career center that deals with everything from writing resumes to holding seminars about job seeking, to career fairs, to job listings.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Sciences, Class of 1999
critical thinking skills, writing
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Accounting, Class of 1974
the school is located in silicon valley with a strong alumni presence.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
social work, Class of 2003
they have a career center but I did not use it to find my current job
Rated January 2016
Alumni
electrical engineering, Class of 1987
career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2007
Variety of class choices
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Child Development, Class of 1991
There are advisors in each school of education to be there to help with any questions regarding careers in the real world. There is also a career center.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration Human Resource Mgmt, Class of 1995
PT professors who are currently working in roles, club for major to network and list opportunities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1994
Alumni Assoc. Career consulting.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Pathology and Audiology, Class of 1990
Career Center; alumni associotion with networking
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 16 Reviews
Alumni
MBA, Class of 1993
About 1/2 commuter, 1/2 on campus. Over 10% are in online only curriculum. There have been issues with harassment and a pretty worthless university president who has since cut and run. There's a lot of damage control going on now.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Sciences, Class of 1999
commuter school wide age range
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Accounting, Class of 1974
typical college culture - football, parties and spring break
Rated January 2016
Alumni
social work, Class of 2003
Masters students were similar in my field. Otherwise very diverse of ages, ethnicities, and interests.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
electrical engineering, Class of 1987
I commuted there and did not spend extra time on campus
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2007
Free and frienfly
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Child Development, Class of 1991
A commuter school. Most students live in the vicinity and commute to school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration Human Resource Mgmt, Class of 1995
Commuter university, many live and work in local area while getting degree. Networked with Silicon Valley companies and technology
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1994
SJSU is more of a commuter school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Pathology and Audiology, Class of 1990
Commuter urban school in the heart of Silicon Valley
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 16 Reviews
Alumni
MBA, Class of 1993
There are some buildings that are from the 50's and 60's, and haven't been updated. Not good. Library is co-run by city library system, and the city and university management seem to fight a lot about turf. Computer labs okay to good. Network is abysmal--lots of new Cisco equipment, but no one trained to administer.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Sciences, Class of 1999
Classrooms very outdated, no fire sprinklers, general state school funding priorities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Accounting, Class of 1974
don't know - lived in a sorority house don't know about classrooms and labs - graduated long ago
Rated January 2016
Alumni
social work, Class of 2003
My experience that they were okay. nothing superior. They added upgraded new dorms after I graduated
Rated January 2016
Alumni
electrical engineering, Class of 1987
many computer labs and engineering labs
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2007
Too many to name
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Child Development, Class of 1991
I did not have experience with the computer labs, dorms, or dining halls. The classrooms were average - the campus is on the older side.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration Human Resource Mgmt, Class of 1995
Accessible labs, student union, clubs and activities, bar/pub, coffee shop, cafeteria. Dorms and buildings are old, many have been renovated internally but still old infrastructure exists
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1994
Standard. Nothing special.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Pathology and Audiology, Class of 1990
Updated since I attended; library is state of the art; business and engineering schools keeping up with job market needs
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 16 Reviews
Alumni
MBA, Class of 1993
Lots of targeted social groups on campus, so there's always something going on.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Sciences, Class of 1999
NA
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Accounting, Class of 1974
greek life and football
Rated January 2016
Alumni
social work, Class of 2003
I do not know of unique activities otherwise football and some concerts there
Rated January 2016
Alumni
electrical engineering, Class of 1987
do not know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psych, Class of 2007
Not sure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Child Development, Class of 1991
I was involved in the dance department as well as the drama department. I performed and cheered on the basketball team. These were the activities and groups that I belonged to.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration Human Resource Mgmt, Class of 1995
Bowling lanes, entertainment/music area within student union
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1994
Nothing comes to mind.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Speech Pathology and Audiology, Class of 1990
Don't know
Rated January 2016