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San José State University

Coordinates: 37°20′07″N 121°52′53″W / 37.3353°N 121.8813°W / 37.3353; -121.8813
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San José State University
MottoPowering Silicon Valley
Academic affiliations
California State University system
Endowment$150.1 million (2018)[4]
Budget$372 million (2018)[5]
PresidentCynthia Teniente-Matson
ProvostVincent Del Casino[6]
Academic staff
2,037 (Fall 2018)[7][8]
Administrative staff
1,305 (Fall 2018)[7]
Students32,828 (Fall 2018)[9]
Undergraduates27,271 (Fall 2018)[9]
Postgraduates5,557 (Fall 2018)[9]
Location, ,
United States

37°20′07″N 121°52′53″W / 37.3353°N 121.8813°W / 37.3353; -121.8813
CampusUrban, 154 acres (62 ha) on main campus and 62 acres (25 ha) on south campus
ColorsBlue and Gold[10]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBS
MascotSammy Spartan

San José State University is a public university in San Jose, California. The university, part of the California State University system, has about 31,280 students. It was founded in 1857. The current president of the university is Cynthia Teniente-Matson. The university was originally called the Minns' Evening Normal School before the California legislature voted to change the school's name to San Jose State University in 1974.

The athletics teams of the university are called the Spartans. They have 12 varsity teams and they compete in the Mountain West Conference.


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  4. As of June 30, 2018. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY2017 to FY2018". Retrieved February 5, 2019.
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  6. "Meet the Provost". San Jose State University. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
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  10. "University Colors | Marketing and Communications | San Jose State University". Sjsu.edu. July 25, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.

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