San Jose State University

Public, Four-years School Located in San Jose, CA

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How much is the San Jose State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, San Jose State's tuition & fees is $7,992 for California residents and $19,872 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,943 for California residents and $42,823 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

San Jose State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,992
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,872
Books & Supplies Costs$1,110
On-campus Room & Board$18,568
On-campus Expenses$3,273
Off-campus Room & Board$19,266
Off-campus Expenses$4,151
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,899
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,779

How Much Does it Cost to Go to San Jose State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $80,427 at San Jose State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $183,134. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $148,615.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,965$43,243$34,674
Sophomore (2024-25)$20,059$44,868$36,259
Junior (2025-26)$20,154$46,594$37,944
Senior (2026-27)$20,248$48,428$39,738
4 Years Total$80,427$183,134$148,615
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$20,059$44,868$36,259
Sophomore (2025-26)$20,154$46,594$37,944
Junior (2026-27)$20,248$48,428$39,738
Senior (2027-28)$20,344$50,377$41,646
4 Years Total$80,805$190,268$155,587
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$20,154$46,594$37,944
Sophomore (2026-27)$20,248$48,428$39,738
Junior (2027-28)$20,344$50,377$41,646
Senior (2028-29)$20,439$52,448$43,676
4 Years Total$81,185$197,848$163,004
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$20,248$48,428$39,738
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,344$50,377$41,646
Junior (2028-29)$20,439$52,448$43,676
Senior (2029-30)$20,535$54,650$45,836
4 Years Total$81,567$205,904$170,896
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,344$50,377$41,646
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,439$52,448$43,676
Junior (2029-30)$20,535$54,650$45,836
Senior (2030-31)$20,632$56,991$48,135
4 Years Total$81,950$214,466$179,294

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, San Jose State' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
San Jose State University$7,992$19,872
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between San Jose State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA$7,992$19,872
Troy UniversityTroy, AL$9,792$19,584
Christopher Newport UniversityNewport News, VA$16,351$30,988
University of Illinois SpringfieldSpringfield, IL$12,252$22,017
SUNY BrockportBrockport, NY$8,678$15,748
University of Washington-Tacoma CampusTacoma, WA$12,817$42,171
Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights, KY$10,896$21,480
University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA$9,728$21,272
Clayton State UniversityMorrow, GA$5,068$15,790
Texas A & M International UniversityLaredo, TX$7,846$19,382
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury, CT$12,763$16,095

Financial Aid and COA

At San Jose State University, 16,148 students (57%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,529.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at San Jose State is $34,294 for students living on-campus and $35,870 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,619 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,210 and the average amount of student loans is $5,592.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$30,943$42,823
COA (off-campus)$32,519$44,399
Tuition & Fees$7,992$19,872
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,951$22,951
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$24,527$24,527
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,414$34,294
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,990$35,870
Average Financial Aid$8,529$8,529
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship16,14857%$8,529
Pell Grants10,25636%$4,651
Federal Student Loan5,66220%$6,309
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,61965%-
Grants or Scholarships2,36959%$9,210
Federal Grants1,39035%$5,581
Pell Grants1,38835%$5,191
Other Federal Grants54614%$1,011
State/Local Grants2,09852%$2,621
Institutional Grants1,33433%$6,419
Student Loan Aid91223%$5,592
Federal Student Loans88522%$4,915
Other Student Loans431%$17,462
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,8781,692$9,744
110,001 or more316160$1,002

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

San Jose State's acceptance rate is 84.37%. A total of 30,441 applicants applied to and 25,682 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,222 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 16.44%.
To apply to San Jose State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate84.37%80.29%88.40%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.44%18.81%14.30%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

San Jose State University has a total of 35,751 students including 26,863 undergraduate and 8,888 graduate students. By gender, there are 17,682 male students and 19,451 female students attending San Jose State. The school offers online degree programs and 5,790 students enrolled online exclusively (16.20% of all students).
Total37,133 17,68219,451
Undergraduate28,288 14,45213,836
Graduate8,845 3,2305,615

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Washington Square, San Jose, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered197 Programs
Online Program Offered8 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered83 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate76.71%
Student Population35,751
Graduation Rate68%
Transfer-out Rate2%
Retention Rate85% (Full-time), 56% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties884 (Full-time), 1,089 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,428 (Full-time), 1,158 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$94,843
Average Staff Salary$80,092