San Jose City College


About Us

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.



Chart --  San Jose City College Student Demographic Details by Age Groups


Pie Chart image: San Jose City College Student Demographic -- Ethnicity


Gender % -- 2012-13
Female 55.9%
Male 43.8%
Undeclared 0.3%



Total annual transfers to UC
(2004 to 2009)

San Jose City College transfers to University of California graph from 2004 to 2009
Total annual transfers to CSU
(2004 to 2009)

 San Jose City College  to California State University Transfers Graph from 2004 to 2009


Degrees and Certificates
Awarded in
2012-13
Associate in Science for Transfer (A.S.-T) Degree 11
Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree 397
Associate of Science (A.S.) degree 156
Certificate requiring 12 to < 18 units 30
Certificate requiring 18 to < 30 semester units 161
Certificate requiring 30 to < 60 semester units 119