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)
MottoPowering Silicon Valley
Space-grant university
Establishedc. 1857; 157 years ago
Endowment$99.9 million (2013)[1]
Budget$260.1 million[2]
PresidentMohammad Qayoumi
ProvostAndy Feinstein (Provost and V.P. of Academic Affairs)[3]
Academic staff
1,978 (Fall 2012)[4]
Administrative staff
1,102 (Fall 2012)[4]
Students31,278 (Fall 2013)[5]
Undergraduates25,862 (Fall 2013)
Postgraduates5,416 (Fall 2013)
LocationSan Jose, California, U.S.
CampusUrban, 154 acres (62 ha) on main campus and 62 acres (25 ha) on south campus
ColorsGold, Blue and White             
Athletics18 Varsity Sports
NCAA Division I
Mountain West Conference
AffiliationsCalifornia State University system
Western Association of Schools and Colleges[6][7] (WASC)
MascotSammy 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)
  5. "IBM Cognos Software".
  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