San Jose State University Top Rankings

San José State University (SJSU) is a top public university located in San José, California (USA). It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The university celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007.

The university has the following colleges and schools:
- College of Applied Sciences & Arts
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Humanities & the Arts
- College of Science
- College of Social Sciences
- The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
- School of Art & Design
- School of Journalism & Mass Communications
- School of Library & Information Science
- School of Music & Dance
- School of Nursing
- School of Social Work


- Rated 12th overall among the West's top public universities offering bachelor's and master's degrees, moving up one place from previous year. It is also rated 6th for racial diversity among universities in the West offering bachelor's and master's degrees (2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges"). It is also rated highly in the following disciplines:
   - 3rd for the best industrial/manufacturing engineering program.
   - 5th for the best computer engineering program.

- The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is ranked 19th nationally among engineering schools offering bachelor's and master's degrees. It is one of only three CSU campuses to make the top 20 in engineering (USNWR 2010).

- Placed among the top 360 universities in the world (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- According to the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report, it is ranked:
- 45th among all master's-level universities and colleges in the Western region.
- 13th in the top Public Master’s Universities (West).
- The Undergraduate Industrial and Manufacturing program is ranked 3rd nationally.
- The Undergraduate Computer Engineering Program is ranked 4th.
- The Undergraduate programs in Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering are placed in the top 10.
- The graduate school of Library and Information Science is placed 22nd among all colleges and universities and named the No. 1 e-learning service provider in its discipline.
- 71st for Social Work Programs, 87th among Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (USNWR 2009).

- According to the 2008 edition of USNWR "America's Best Colleges", it is ranked:
- 8th among the West's top public universities offering bachelor's and master's degrees, moving up two places from previous year.
- The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is placed 16th nationally.
- The undergraduate computer and industrial/manufacturing programs are placed among the top five.
- Included in the Forbes list of "America's Best Colleges" in 2008 and 2009.

-  The Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business was included in The Princeton Review's 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools" guidebook.

-  San Jose is a good place to live and work, rated No. 3 Safest Big City by U.S. Mercury News.

- Ranked 13th in “Top State Universities by Salary Potential” (Source:

- Ranked among the top 200 universities in the nation for total research spending (National Science Foundation).

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