Graduate Program Overview

San Jose State University is a four-years, public school located in San Jose, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,286 for California residents and $18,790 for out-of-state students. It offers ninety (90) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSan Jose State University
TypeFour-years, Public
AddressOne Washington Square, San Jose, CA
Graduate School Students8,507 students
7,768 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,286
Student to Faculty25:1 (4.00%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 90 Graduate Programs
73 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 14 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at San Jose State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For California residents, the tuition & fees are $9,286 and $18,790 for non-California residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $396.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit-$1$396
Books & Supplies$1,087
Room & Board$17,360 (On-Campus) / $18,521 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,133 (On-Campus) / $3,975 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$30,866$40,370
Off-Campus Total$32,869$42,373
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

San Jose State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 90 major areas - 73 Master's (4 online programs), 3 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor', 7 Post-Master'. 2,786 students have been conferred Master's degree and 10 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Library Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Library Science
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 36,208 students enrolled in San Jose State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 8,507 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,042 male and 5,465 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 4,123 full-time and 4,384 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 7,768 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 271 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,042
Women Students5,465
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students4,123
Part-time Students4,384
By race/ethnicity 2,615 White, 227 Black, and 1,629 Asian students are attending at San Jose State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races295
50 students are younger than 22 and 1,356 students are older than 65. The school has 4,787 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,314 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under50
40 & Over1,356
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At San Jose State University, 7,768 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 271 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment8,507
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,768
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses271
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses468
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,768
California Resident5,524
Other State In U.S.933
Outside of U.S.1,311

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