San José State University

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San José State University
"San Jose State"
Former names
Minn's Evening Normal School (1857–1862)
California State Normal School (1862–87)
State Normal School (1887–1921)
State Teachers College at San Jose (1921–35)
California State Colleges (1935)
San Jose State College (1935–72)
California State University, San Jose (1972–74)
Motto Powering Silicon Valley
Type Public
Space-grant university
Established c. 1857; 157 years ago
Endowment $99.9 million (2013)[1]
Budget $260.1 million[2]
President Mohammad Qayoumi
Provost Andy Feinstein (Provost and V.P. of Academic Affairs)[3]
Academic staff
1,978 (Fall 2012)[4]
Administrative staff
1,102 (Fall 2012)[4]
Students 31,278 (Fall 2013)[5]
Undergraduates 25,862 (Fall 2013)
Postgraduates 5,416 (Fall 2013)
Location San Jose, California, U.S.
Campus Urban, 154 acres (62 ha) on main campus and 62 acres (25 ha) on south campus
Colors Gold, Blue and White             
Athletics 18 Varsity Sports
NCAA Division I
Mountain West Conference
Nickname Spartans
Affiliations California State University system
Western Association of Schools and Colleges[6][7] (WASC)
Mascot Sammy the 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 Don W. Kassing. 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.

Sports[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  3. "Meet the Interim Provost". San Jose State University. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Profile of CSU Employees" (PDF). The California State University. Retrieved January 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "SJSU WASC Accreditation". San Jose State University Accreditation. Retrieved 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Western Association of Schools and Colleges". Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Coordinates: 37°20′08″N 121°52′52″W / 37.33556°N 121.88111°W / 37.33556; -121.88111