San Jose State University

San Jose State Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is San Jose State University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at San Jose State. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

San Jose State Student Population

How Many Students Attend San Jose State University?

San Jose State total enrollment is approximately 36,085 students.

23,593 are undergraduates and 4,061 are graduate students.

San Jose State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time San Jose State undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.

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San Jose State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 8,567
Hispanic 6,883
White 3,198
International 2,013
Multi-Ethnic 1,125
Black or African American 851
Unknown 832
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 114

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

San Jose State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 61% of full-time grad students are women, and 39% men.

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San Jose State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 1,559
White 861
Hispanic 658
Asian 615
Unknown 144
Multi-Ethnic 116
Black or African American 87
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

San Jose State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #458 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  458 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  86.99 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does San Jose State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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San Jose State is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

San Jose State is ranked 351 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  351 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  90.76 out of 100
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High racial/ethnic diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

San Jose State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 11,419
Hispanic 9,470
White 6,418
International 4,237
Multi-Ethnic 1,618
Unknown 1,555
Black or African American 1,179
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 161

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

San Jose State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 1,605
Asian 734
Black or African American 146
Multi-Ethnic 67
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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San Jose State ranks 119 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  119 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  96.89 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 18,985 female students and 17,100 male students at San Jose State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of San Jose State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.02 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,845 female teachers and 1,541 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

1.37% Out of State
4.33% Out of the Country

San Jose State ranks 1,491 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

1.37% of San Jose State students come from out of state, and 4.33% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  31 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 3,027
Washington 7
Hawaii 6
Texas 6
Wisconsin 2

International Students at San Jose State

Students from 97 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Vietnam.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.87% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  79.29 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At San Jose State, 39.87% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 9,921
20-21 7,371
18-19 6,918
25-29 6,445
35 and over 2,522
30-34 2,084
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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