Want a high-tech college experience? San Jose is the third largest city in California, and the largest city in the area known as Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is home to the highest concentration of technology-based businesses in the country, and attracts many engineers and venture capitalists. San Jose's many profitable businesses have sponsored a growing art and music scene, including numerous recent public art installations.
Among San Jose colleges and universities, the largest and most widely recognized is San Jose State University. Over 30,000 students attend this member of the California State University System, which awards both baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Students from all over the world attend San Jose colleges and universities for the beautiful climate, high quality of life, and opportunities in technology fields following graduation.