Statement of Accreditation Status
San Jose State University

One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0030
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Multi-institution System
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Lilian Zheng Director of Institutional Research lilian.zheng [at]
Chief Academic Officer Vincent Del Casino Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs vincent.delcasino [at]
Board of Directors Chair Lillian Kimbell Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Junelyn Peeples Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Analytics junelyn.panganpeeples [at]
Chief Executive Officer Mary Papazian President mary.papazian [at]
Chief Financial Officer Charles Faas VP of Administration and Finance charlie.faas [at]
OPEID Location Name City Location Type Statussort descending
00115518 LAM Reserach Corporation Fremont Additional Active
00115500 San Jose State University San Jose Main Campus Active
00115549 Cisco Systems San Jose Additional Active
Reid-Hillview Airport San Jose Additional Active
00115506 Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Moss Landing Additional Active
00115505 Lockheed-Martin Space Corp Sunnyvale Additional Active
00115504 KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas Additional Active
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Accountancy (MS) Masters 1990 On-Site
Added Authorization - Adapted Physical Education Non-degree On-Site
Added Authorization Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Advertising (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Aerospace Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Aerospace Engineering (MS) Masters 1995 On-Site
African-American Studies (BA) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Anthropology (BA) Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Applied Anthropology (MA) Masters 2006 On-Site
Applied Mathematics (BS) Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Masters 2008 Distance Education
Art (BA) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Art (BFA) Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Art (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Art (MFA) Masters 1976 On-Site
Art History and Visual Culture (BA) Bachelors 2020 On-Site
Artificial Intelligence (MS) Masters 2020 On-Site
Aviation (BS) Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Behavioral Science (BA) Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Bioinformatics (MS) Masters 2018 On-Site
Biological Sciences (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Biological Sciences (BS) Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Biological Sciences (MA) Masters 1981 On-Site
Biological Sciences (MS) Masters 1995 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Biomedical Engineering (MS) Masters 2012 On-Site
Biotechnology (MBT) Masters 2003 On-Site
Business Administration (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1965 On-Site
Business Administration (MBA) (Off-Campus) Masters 2000 On-Site
Certificate - Post Master's Nurse Educator Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Accounting Fundamentals Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Accounting Topics Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Global Leadership Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Affordable Housing and Community Development Finance Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate- Applications of Technology in Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Business Analytics Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Clinical Laboratory Specialist Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate- Collaborative Response to Family Violence Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Community Design and Development Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Computational Linguistics Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity Foundations Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity: Core Technologies Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Environmental Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Geographic Information Systems Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Certificate- Global Citizenship Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Graduate TESOL Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- High Speed and Intercity Rail Management Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Certificate- High Technology Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- International Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Mindfulness-Based Health and Human Services Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Certificate- Post Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Professional and Technical Writing Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Real Estate Development Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Secure Software Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Secure Test Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Six Sigma Black Belt Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate- Six Sigma Green Belt Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate- Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Tax Practice Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Teaching in Common Core Mathematics (K-8) Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Transportation and Land Use Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Transportation Safety, Security, and Emergency Management Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Certificate- Transportation Security Management Non-degree 2017 On-Site
Certificate- Undergraduate TESOL Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Chemical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Chemical Engineering (MS) Masters 1970 On-Site
Chemistry (BA) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Chemistry (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Chemistry (MA) Masters 1959 On-Site
Chemistry (MS) Masters 1965 On-Site
Chicana and Chicano Studies (BA) Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Chicana and Chicano Studies (MA) Masters 1991 On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development (BA) Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Child and Adolescent Development (MA) Masters 1992 On-Site
Chinese (BA) Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Civil Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Civil Engineering (MS) Masters 1960 On-Site
Communication Studies (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Communication Studies (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Communicative Disorders and Sciences (BA) Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Computer Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Computer Engineering (MS) Masters 1988 On-Site
Computer Science (BS) Bachelors 1985 On-Site
Computer Science (MS) Masters 1990 On-Site
Counseling and Guidance (MA) Masters 2020 On-Site
Creative Arts (BA) Bachelors 1957 On-Site
Creative Writing (MFA) Masters 2002 On-Site
Credential - Multiple Subject Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential - Pupil Personnel Services (PPSC) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential -K-12 School Counseling Internship Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential- Spanish Language Counseling Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential- Teacher Librarian Non-degree 2000 Distance Education
Credential-K-12 School Counseling Specialization Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Criminology (MS) Masters 2016 Distance Education
Dance (BA) Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Dance (BFA) Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Data Analytics (MS) Masters 2018 On-Site
Data Science (MS) Masters 2020 On-Site
Design Studies (BA) Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Professional Doctorate 2020 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Professional Doctorate 2019 Distance Education
Earth System Science (BS) Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Ecology and Evolution (BS) Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Economics (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Economics (BS) Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Economics (MA) Masters 1964 On-Site
Education (MA) Masters 1970 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Education Specialist Preliminary Teaching Credential: Early Childhood Special Ed Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Educational Leadership (EdD) Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Educational Leadership (MA) Masters 2020 Distance Education
Educational Leadership, Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Educational Leadership, Professional Administrative Services Credential (Not Acc Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Electrical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Electrical Engineering (MS) Masters 1974 On-Site
Engineering (MS) Masters 1950 On-Site
Engineering (MS) (Optc Sensors/Syst) (KLA-Tencor) Masters 2009 On-Site
Engineering (MS) (Lam Research) Masters 2009 On-Site
Engineering (MS) (Optc Sensors/Syst) (Lockheed Martin) Masters 2006 On-Site
Engineering Management (MS) Masters 2017 On-Site
English (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
English (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Environmental Studies (BA) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Environmental Studies (BS) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Environmental Studies (MS) Masters 1992 On-Site
Forensic Science (BS) Bachelors 2006 On-Site
French (BA) Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Geography (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Geography (MA) Masters 1968 On-Site
Geology (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Geology (MS) Masters 1965 On-Site
Global Studies (BA) Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Graphic Design (BFA) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
History (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
History (MA) Masters 1960 On-Site
Human Factor/Ergonomics (MS) Masters 1995 On-Site
Humanities (BA) Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Industrial & Systems Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Industrial & Systems Engineering (MS) Masters 1970 On-Site
Industrial Design (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Industrial Technology (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Informatics (MS) Masters 2019 Distance Education
Interdisciplinary Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) Bachelors On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies (MA/MS) Masters 1950 On-Site
Interior Design (BFA) Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Japanese (BA) Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Journalism (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Justice Studies (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Justice Studies (MS) Masters 1972 On-Site
Kinesiology (BS) Bachelors 1972 On-Site
Kinesiology (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Liberal Studies (BA) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Library and Information Science (MLIS) Masters 1997 Distance Education
Linguistics (BA) Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Linguistics (MA) Masters 1970 On-Site
Marine Biology (BS) Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Marine Science (MS) (Moss Landing Laboratories) Masters 1968 On-Site
Mass Communications (MS) Masters 1970 On-Site
Materials Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Materials Engineering (MS) Masters 1970 On-Site
Mathematics (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Mathematics (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Mathematics (MS) Masters 1972 On-Site
MBA/MS Engineering (MS) (Techmart) Masters 2000 On-Site
MBA/MS Software Engineering (MS) (Techmart) Masters 2006 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Masters 1970 On-Site
Medical Product Development Management (MS) Masters 2009 On-Site
Meteorology (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Meteorology (MS) Masters 1967 On-Site
Music (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Music (BM) Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Music (MM) Masters 1950 On-Site
Nursing (BS) Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Nursing (Hybrid) (MS) Masters 2017 Distance Education
Nursing (MS) Masters 1965 On-Site
Nutritional Science (BS) Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Nutritional Science (MS) Masters 1982 On-Site
Occupational Therapy (MS) Masters 1965 On-Site
Organizational Studies (BA) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Packaging (BS) Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Philosophy (BA) Bachelors 1962 On-Site
Philosophy (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Physics (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Physics (BS) Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Physics (MS) Masters 1958 On-Site
Political Science (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Psychology (BA) Bachelors 1956 On-Site
Psychology (BS) Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Psychology (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Psychology (MS) Masters 1974 On-Site
Public Administration (MPA) Masters 1986 On-Site
Public Health (BS) Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Public Health (MPH) Masters 1974 On-Site
Public Health (Online) (MPH) Masters 2006 Distance Education
Public Relations (BS) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Radio-Television-Film (BA) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Recreation (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Recreation (MS) Masters 1960 On-Site
Science Education (MA With Single Subject Credential) Masters 2018 On-Site
Science Education (MA) Masters 2013 On-Site
Single Subject Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Social Science (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Social Work (BA) Bachelors 1982 On-Site
Social Work (Hybrid) (MSW) Masters 2016 Distance Education
Social Work (MSW) Masters 1972 On-Site
Sociology (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Sociology (MA) Masters 1959 On-Site
Software Engineering (BS) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Software Engineering (MS) Masters 2006 On-Site
Spanish (BA) Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Spanish (MA) Masters 1964 On-Site
Statistics (MS) Masters 2011 On-Site
Taxation (Off-Campus) (MS) Masters 2000 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MA) Masters 1978 On-Site
Theatre Arts (BA) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Transportation Management (Distance) (MS) Masters 1995 Distance Education
Urban Planning (MUP) Masters 1970 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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