San Jose City College

  • 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 9,072 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • San Jose City College is one of 8 community colleges within Santa Clara County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to San Jose City College is West Valley College (5.9 miles away).

Top Placements

San Jose City College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 209 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
San Jose City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty209 staff97 staff
San Jose City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of San Jose City College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The San Jose City College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,072 students7,516 students
San Jose City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:144:1
San Jose City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,251 students1,613 students
San Jose City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,821 students5,903 students
San Jose City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Jose City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
San Jose City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
San Jose City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
San Jose City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
San Jose City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
San Jose City College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
San Jose City College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
San Jose City College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
San Jose City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
San Jose City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.760.73
San Jose City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
San Jose City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,300$34,600
San Jose City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,324 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,010 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,324$1,636
San Jose City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,010$6,797
San Jose City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%78%
San Jose City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,957$9,500
San Jose City College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
San Jose City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to San Jose City College is West Valley College (5.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 9,062 students | 5.90 Mi14000 Fruitvale Ave
    Saratoga CA  95070
  • 8,435 students | 6.00 Mi3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara CA  95054
  • 23,104 students | 6.50 Mi21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino CA  95014
  • 9,133 students | 9.20 Mi3095 Yerba Buena Rd
    San Jose CA  95135
  • Carrington College-San Jose
    Private, for profit
    805 students | 10.00 Mi6201 San Ignacio Ave.
    San Jose CA  95119
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.