Statement of Accreditation Status
San Jose State University

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

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.

001155
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.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1949
Undergraduate FTE: 
22,955
Graduate FTE: 
5,614
Financial Structure Type

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

Public
Sponsorship

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.

Semester Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Role Name Title E-mail
Chief Academic Officer Andrew Feinstein Provost and VP Academic Affairs andy.feinstein [at] sjsu.edu
Accreditation Liaison Officer Thalia Anagnos Assoc Vice President Graduate & Undergraduate Programs thalia.anagnos [at] sjsu.edu
Director Institutional Research Scott Heil Director Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics scott.heil [at] sjsu.edu
Chief Executive Officer Mary Papazian President mary.papazian [at] sjsu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Charles Faas VP of Administration and Finance charlie.faas [at] sjsu.edu
Board of Directors Chair Rebecca Eisen Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CSU trusteesecretariat [at] calstate.edu
OPEID Location Name City Location Typesort descending Status
00115506 Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Moss Landing Additional Active
00115502 Network Meeting Center at Techmart Santa Clara Additional Active
00115505 Lockheed-Martin Space Corp Sunnyvale Additional Active
00115504 KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas Additional Active
00115518 LAM Reserach Corporation Fremont Additional Active
00115502 Lucas Graduate School of Business Silicon Valley S Santa Clara Additional Active
115516 First 5 Santa Clara San Jose Additional Active
00115549 Cisco Systems San Jose Additional Active
West Valley Mission College Saratoga Additional Active
00115553 Pajaro Valley Unified School District Office Watsonville Additional Active
00115500 San Jose State University San Jose Main Campus Active
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Public Health (Online) (MPH) Masters 2006 Distance Education
Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Masters 2008 Distance Education
Library and Information Science Masters 1997 Distance Education
Marine Science (MS) (Moss Landing Laboratories) Masters 1968 On-Site
Biotechnology Masters 2003 On-Site
Medical Product Development Management (MS) Masters 2009 On-Site
Transportation Management (Distance) (MS) Masters 1995 Distance Education
Taxation (Off-Campus) (MS) Masters 2000
Business Admin (MBA) (Off-Campus) Masters 2000
MBA/MS Engineering (MS) (Techmart) Masters 2000 On-Site
Engineering (MS) (Optc Sensors/Syst) (Lockheed Martin) Masters 2006
Engineering (MS) (Optc Sensors/Syst) (KLA-Tencor) Masters 2009
Engineering (MS) (Lam Research) Masters 2009
Software Engineering (MS) (IBM) Masters 2009 On-Site
African-American Studies (BA) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Anthropology (BA) Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Applied Anthropology (MA) Masters 2006 On-Site
Behavioral Science (BA) Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Art (BA) Bachelors 1965
Art (BFA) Bachelors 1976
Art (MA) Masters 1950
Art (MFA) Masters 1976
Aviation (BS) Bachelors 1936 On-Site
Biological Science (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Biological Science (BS) Bachelors 1984 On-Site
Biological Sciences (MA) Masters 1981 On-Site
Biological Sciences (MS) Masters 1995 On-Site
Business Administration (BS) Bachelors 1965
Business Administration (MBA) Masters 1965
Accountancy (MS) Masters 1990
Chemical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1970
Chemical Engineering (MS) Masters 1970
Materials Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1970
Materials Engineering (MS) Masters 1970
Chemistry (BA) Bachelors 1965
Chemistry (BS) Bachelors 1965
Chemistry (MS) Masters 1965
Chemistry (MA) Masters 1959
Child and Adolescent Development (BA) Bachelors 1988
Child and Adolescent Development (MA) Masters 1992 On-Site
Civil Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950
Civil Engineering (MS) Masters 1960
Communication Studies (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Communication Studies (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Computer Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950
Computer Engineering (MS) Masters 1988
Computer Science (BS) Bachelors 1985
Computer Science (MS) Masters 1990 On-Site
Creative Arts (BA) Bachelors 1957 On-Site
Economics (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Economics (BS) Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Economics (MA) Masters 1964 On-Site
Communicative Disorders and Sciences (BA) Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Electrical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965
Electrical Engineering (MS) Masters 1974
English (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
English (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Creative Writing (MFA) Masters 2002 On-Site
Environmental Studies (BS) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Environmental Studies (BA) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Environmental Studies (MS) Masters 1992 On-Site
Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1950
Geography (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Geography (MA) Masters 1968 On-Site
Industrial & Systems Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965
Industrial & Systems Engineering (MS) Masters 1970
Human Factor/Ergonomics (MS) Masters 1995 On-Site
Advertising (BS) Bachelors 1950
Journalism (BS) Bachelors 1950
Public Relations (BS) Bachelors 1950
Mass Communications (MS) Masters 1970
Justice Studies (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Forensic Science (BS) Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Justice Studies (MS) Masters 1972 On-Site
Kinesiology (BS) Bachelors 1972
Athletic Training (BS) Bachelors 2009
Kinesiology (MA) Masters 1950
Linguistics (BA) Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Linguistics (MA) Masters 1970 On-Site
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MA) Masters 1978 On-Site
Mathematics (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Applied Mathematics (BS) Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Mathematics (MS) Masters 1972 On-Site
Mathematics (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1965
Mechanical Engineering (MS) Masters 1970
Aerospace Engineering (BS) Bachelors 1988
Aerospace Engineering (MS) Masters 1995
Meteorology (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Meteorology (MS) Masters 1967 On-Site
Mexican American Studies (MA) Masters 1991 On-Site
Music (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Music (BM) Bachelors 1976 On-Site
Dance (BA) Bachelors 1984
Dance (BFA) Bachelors 2010
Music (MM) Masters 1950 On-Site
Nursing (BS) Bachelors 1955
Nursing (MS) Masters 1965
Nutritional Science (BS) Bachelors 1982
Nutritional Science (MS) Masters 1982
Occupational Therapy (MS) Masters 1965 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
Public Administration (MPA) Masters 1986
Psychology (BA) Bachelors 1956 On-Site
Psychology (BS) Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Psychology (MA) Masters 1950 On-Site
Psychology (MS) Masters 1974 On-Site
Natural Science (MA) Masters 1986 On-Site
Social Science (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
Social Work (BA) Bachelors 1982
Social Work (MSW) Masters 1972
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
Industrial Technology (BS) Bachelors 1970
Radio-Television-Film (BA) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Theatre Arts (BA) Bachelors 1965
Industrial Design (BS) Bachelors 1970
Interior Design (BFA) Bachelors 2000
Graphic Design (BFA) Bachelors 2000
Spanish (BA) Bachelors 1964 On-Site
Japanese (BA) Bachelors 1991 On-Site
French (BA) Bachelors 1964 On-Site
French (MA) Masters 1964 On-Site
Spanish (MA) Masters 1964 On-Site
Chinese (BA) Bachelors 1991 On-Site
Urban Planning (MUP) Masters 1970
Education (MA) Masters 1970
Engineering (MS) Masters 1950
Geology (BS) Bachelors 1965 On-Site
Earth Science (BA) Bachelors 1997 On-Site
Geology (MS) Masters 1965 On-Site
Global Studies (BA) Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Liberal Studies (BA) Bachelors 1971 On-Site
Humanities (BA) Bachelors 1986 On-Site
Health Science (BS) Bachelors 1981 On-Site
History (BA) Bachelors 1950 On-Site
History (MA) Masters 1960 On-Site
Hospitality Tourism and Event Management (BS) Bachelors 1992 On-Site
Recreation (BS) Bachelors 1970 On-Site
Recreation (MS) Masters 1960 On-Site
MBA/MS Software Engineering (MS) (Techmart) Masters 2006 On-Site
Education Administration & Supervision (MA) Masters 1976
Statistics (MS) Masters 2011 On-Site
Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP Professional Doctorate 2012 Distance Education
Organizational Studies (BA) Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies Masters 1950 On-Site
Educational Leadership (EdD) Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Affordable Housing and Community Development Finance Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential - Pupil Personnel Services (PPSC) Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential- California Library Media Teacher Services Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Educational Leadership, Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Educational Leadership, Professional Administrative Services Credential (Not Acc Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate- Global Citizenship Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Added Authorization Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education 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
Certificate- Theory, Knowledge and Practice about Autism Spectrum Disorders Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Single Subject Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Multiple Subject Credential Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Teaching Certificate in Common Core Mathematics (K-8) Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Graduate TESOL Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Undergraduate TESOL Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity Fundamentals Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Computational Linguistics Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Cybersecurity: Core Technologies Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Secure Software Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Secure Test Engineering Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Professional and Technical Writing Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Big Data Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate -Post Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Strategic Management of Digital Assets and Services Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Collaborative Response to Family Violence Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Applications of Technology in Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Community Design and Development Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Environmental Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Real Estate Development Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Transportation and Land Use Planning Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate - Post Master's Nurse Educator Non-degree 2012 On-Site
Certificate- Business Analytics Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Global Leadership Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Accounting Fundamentals Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Accounting Topics Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Certificate- Advanced Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Added Authorization Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Certificate- High Technology Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- International Taxation Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Certificate- Tax Practice 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
Credential -K-12 School Counseling Internship Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential- School Child Welfare Attendance Specialization Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential- Spanish Language Counseling Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Credential-K-12 School Counseling Specialization Non-degree 2000 On-Site
Mexican American Studies Bachelors 2017
Criminology Masters 2016 Distance Education
Social Work (Hybrid) (MSW) Masters 2016 Distance Education
Public Health (MPH) Masters 1974
Biomedical Engineering Bachelors 2012
Biomedical Engineering Masters 2012
Engineering Management (MS) Masters 2017
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2017 Special Visit
Spring 2019 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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