• San Jose City College (SJCC) is one of the oldest community colleges in California and is one of Silicon Valley?s premiere institutions of higher education, our diverse student population contributes to an inviting, dynamic, and global environment. At SJCC you will be inspired by our exceptional faculty, our world-class tutoring and learning labs, and our organizations and activities - all focused on increasing your success. The mission of San Jose City College is to effect social justice by providing open and equitable access to quality education and programs that both challenge and prepare individuals for successful careers and active participation in a diverse, global society.

School Highlights

San Jose City College serves 8,378 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,378 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 350 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
San Jose City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
350 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Jose City College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The San Jose City College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,378 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,682 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,696 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
491 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,682 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,696 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
20%
14%
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% Hispanic
50%
45%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
18%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,300
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,324 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,010 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,324
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,010
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
71%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • From its modest beginnings in 1921, San Jos? City College has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality. For many years, San Jos? City College operated in downtown San Jose. San Jose Unified School District took over the College's operation in 1953, moving it to its present Moorpark Avenue location. A decade later, an independent San Jose Junior College District was created. In 1958, the name was changed to San Jos? City College. Today, the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (formed in 1963) serves more than seven hundred thousand residents within its 303 square mile boundaries, including the San Jose and Milpitas Unified School Districts and East Side Union High School District. You can earn an AA degree, take courses to transfer to a university, upgrade your technical skills, learn English, improve your ability to communicate, tone your body, and much more. Our counselors will help you select the programs that best meet your needs. San Jos? City College still remains one of Silicon Valley's best and most affordable educational resources. As a college with great diversity, we bring a global, cosmopolitan worldview to our students. We are exposed to and cherish different languages and different cultures, and that exposure helps our students succeed when they enter Silicon Valley's multi-cultural workplaces. We have connections to high tech companies, universities, and science related organizations such as NASA and Lawrence Livermore Lab. These connections help keep us up to date and provide great opportunities for advancement for our students. City College continues its dynamic transformation with our new Cesar E. Chavez Library/Learning Resource Center where students study in the comfort of quiet niches, take advantage of computer learning assistance and tutoring, and experience easy access to the Internet. Our new Technology Center provides a great setting for learning about computers and other current technologies. And our new Student Center makes it even easier than ever to take care of all of your business from admissions to financial aid, from counseling to enrollment ? all under one roof. By Fall of '06, we will have completed the construction of our new Science Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Jose City College cost?

San Jose City College's tuition is approximately $1,324 for In-State students and $7,010 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,378 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,324
  • Out-state tuition: $7,010
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Santa Clara County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,336 per year for in-state students and $6,889 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Santa Clara County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is equal to the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Santa Clara County, CA is Foothill College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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