San Jose City College
San Jose, CA 95128-2798


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,121
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


San Jose City College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

San Jose City College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,860 and in-state students paid $1,288.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 70% of San Jose City College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 42% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,730 (which is 8.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at San Jose City College in 2016-2017, was 10, which is 2% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,550 (which is 0.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, San Jose City College has enrolled a total of 8,121 students (1,978 students full-time and 6,143 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,121 students, 963 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 718 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 44%

Asian: 23%

White: 16%

Black/African American: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at San Jose City College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 22% 660
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 461
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 383
Personal And Culinary Services 7% 226
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 6% 185
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 6% 174
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 111
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 96
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 84
Construction Trades 2% 72

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of San Jose City College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of San Jose City College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,300. Last year, out of the total 1,331 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 998 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 970 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 737 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,300 $28,000
Employment Rate 75% 76%
Total Graduates 1,331 970

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