San Jose State University, founded in 1857 with 26,000 undergraduates, ranks as the 6th best public university in the West’s top public universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Last year, SJSU was ranked eighth.
Cal Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo ranked No. 1.
The rankings are handed out annually, and the current rankings are now listed in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
“I am delighted but not surprised to see San Jose State University rising in these rankings,” President Mary Papazian said in a statement. “SJSU offers students a top-quality education and unrivaled access to diverse cultural experiences and career opportunities in the heart of San Jose and Silicon Valley.”
San Jose State's tuition ranges from about $9,000 for in-state students and $13,000 for out-of-state students.
San Jose State’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering received high marks, ranking third in the nation among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, excluding service academies. Last year, SJSU was ranked fourth.
In addition, SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business was ranked third in the Bay Area among accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the same as last year.