San Jose City College, established in 1921, serves residents of San Jose, Milpitas, and other neighboring communities. The college has grown into a world-class institution enrolling approximately 10,000 students each semester, and is most well-known internationally as a center for innovation in technology and research.
For many years, the college operated in downtown San Jose. San Jose Unified School District began overseeing the College in 1953. A decade later, an independent San Jose Junior College District was created. In 1958, the name was changed to San Jose City College.
Recent voter-approved general obligation bonds have funded the construction of campus buildings that allow the college to continue to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment.
Facilities completed since 2003 include the Cesar Chavez Learning Resource Center and the five-story technology center. The student center, completed in 2004, is next to a new parking garage. A new science building was recently completed. Plans include new facilities for physical education, cosmetology, math, arts and humanities and health sciences.