Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics at SJSU

 

 


Quick Facts

- Fall 2008

Total Enrollment: 32,746 Students
(77% Undergraduate) and 93% California Residence

New Students
Residence Area2 Total
University
First-time
Freshman
New
Undergrad
Transfer
New
Credential
First-time
Graduate
Santa Clara County 48% 37% 52% 59% 37%
West/South Bay Area 12% 12% 16% 15% 13%
East Bay Area 16% 23% 14% 15% 13%
Northern Bay Area 6% 8% 3% 2% 6%
Southern CA 4% 8% 4% 2% 3%
Other CA Counties 6% 10% 6% 5% 6%
US 1% 1% 1% 1% 3%
Foreign 7% 1% 5% 0% 20%

Gender and Ethnicity
Total University New Students
Ethnicity & Gender HC1 % Total Male Female First-time
Freshman
New
Undergrad
Transfer
New
Credential
First-time
Graduate
University Total (HC) 32,746 100% 15,150 17,596 3,594 2,573 338 1,984
   American Indian 172 1% 63 109 0% 1% 0% 0%
   African American 1,551 5% 729 822 7% 3% 1% 3%
   Asian 7,425 23% 3,808 3,617 23% 21% 16% 16%
   Filipino 2,361 7% 1,163 1,198 11% 7% 4% 3%
   Pacific Islander 277 1% 119 158 1% 1% 0% 0%
   Hispanic 5,325 16% 2,218 3,107 21% 19% 12% 13%
Total Minority 17,111 52% 8,100 9,011 64% 52% 34% 35%
   White 9,309 28% 3,988 5,321 27% 33% 55% 31%
   Foreign National 2,736 8% 1,497 1,239 2% 6% 1% 23%
   Other 3,590 11% 1,565 2,025 7% 10% 10% 11%
Class Level
HC1 FTEs3
Class Level # % Total # % Total AUL4
  Freshmen 6,228 19% 5,613 21% 13.5
   Sophomores 2,398 7% 2,165 8% 13.5
   Juniors 7,496 23% 6,228 24% 12.5
   Seniors 8,586 26% 6,856 26% 12.0
  2nd/Post Bac 479 1% 314 1% 9.8
Total Undergrad 25,187 77% 21,176 81% 12.6
   Credential 909 3% 648 2% 10.7
   Graduates 6,650 20% 4,472 17% 8.1
Age
Age Undergrad Credential Graduate
19 under 24% 0% 0%
20-24 52% 19% 23%
25-29 15% 31% 35%
30-34 4% 13% 17%
35-59 5% 35% 25%
60 over 0% 2% 1%
Average 23.3 33.9 31.2


5 Most Popular Undergrad Majors
Undergrad Majors Rank % Total
Art 1 7.0%
Business Admin/Manage 2 5.5%
Business Admin/Marketing 3 4.2%
Pre-Nursing 4 4.2%
Psychology 5 3.9%

5 Most Popular Graduate Majors
Graduate Majors Rank % Total
Library and Information Sciences 1 12.8%
Software Engineering 2 10.2%
Electrical Engineering 3 7.4%
Social Work 4 5.1%
Education/Counseling and Student 5 4.5%
Retention
% Fall 2007 students returning Fall 2008 % 1st Year Retention % Good Standing5
First-time Freshman 79.3% 89%
New Undergraduate Transfer 81.0% 99%
New Credential 67.9% 99%
First-time Graduate 81.4% 97%

Graduation
Age Degree granted
in AY 2007-08
Average years to
degree completion
Bachelor Degree 4,662    4.43
Master Degree 2,596   2.57

Graduation Rates
% Fall 2002 first-time freshmen graduating within 6 yrs: 40.7%
% Fall 2005 new undergrad transfers graduating within 3 yrs: 41.3%
% Fall 2005 first-time graduates graduating within 3 yrs: 56.1%
Course Load
  Total University AUL4 Full-time
  HC1 1-5 6-8 9-11 12+ CA Residence Non-Residence HC1 CA Residence Non-Residence
Undergraduate 25,187 3% 8% 10% 79% 12.6 12.7 19,914 76% 3%
Credential 909 9% 24% 20% 47% 10.7 8.0 605 66% 0%
Graduate 6,650 17% 33% 30% 20% 8.0 8.4 3,333 33% 17%
Total University 32,746 6% 13% 14% 66% 11.8 9.9 23,852 67% 5%

 

Footnotes

  1. HC = Headcount Enrollment

  2. Santa Clara County = (Cities within Santa Clara County)
    West/South Bay Area = (Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz)
    East Bay Area = (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus)
    Northern Bay Area = (Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma)
    Southern CA = (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego)
    Other CA Counties = (Other California counties)
    US = (Other U.S. States, excluding California)
    Foreign = (Foreign countries)

  3. FTEs = Full-time Equivalent-Students (for Undergrad, Post Bac, 2nd BA and Credential = Student Credit Units/15; for Graduate = Student Credit Units/12)

  4. AUL = Average Student Credit Unit

  5. Good Standing = % of students with ending year GPA of 2.00 or higher