San Jose City College

San Jose City College

San Jose City College, or SJCC, a community college which is located in San Jose in Santa Clara County, California, was established in 1921. Initially, SJCC operated in the downtown area of San Jose. The San Jose Unified School District took over the college's operation in 1953, and changed its name to San Jose City College in 1958. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study.

SJCC's athletics department has various sports teams and their teams are nicknamed the Jagsports. Over the past seven decades, the Jaguar athletes have gone on to become Olympic champions and world record holders.

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San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose , CA 95128-2798
General Phone: (408) 298-2181

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San Jose City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts158minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Beauty and Cosmetology78cosmetology
Family and Social Work50family and consumer science, child development
Medical Support and Technology50dental assistant, medical assistant
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, substance abuse counseling
Business and Management40business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, labor relations, sales and marketing
Engineering Technician35laser/optical tech, biomedical tech, HVAC tech, mechanical engineering tech
Construction Trades21construction, glazier, construction manager
Production Trades16machinist
Mechanics and Repair15electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech
Computer Science and Engineering13computer programming, computer science, web design, computer networking, system administration, webmastering, computer support
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and police
Science6biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Art Studies4art studies
Media3journalism, digital communications, communication and journalism
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Medicine0health professions
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Photography and Commercial Art0photography

Number of programs and degrees for San Jose City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree27647
Award of less than 1 academic year15418
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years034
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13210

San Jose City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, San Jose City College had a total enrollment of 9,805 students (5,708 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 19%
Black 9%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 28%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 15%
20-21 14%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown9%

San Jose City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 33 %

San Jose City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Jose, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

San Jose City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 592
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,940
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
San Jose City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 128200)

San Jose City College Faculty

San Jose City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track918
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year53$84,99073$83,226
All faculty totalacademic year53$84,99073$83,226

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

San Jose City College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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