William Jessup University

Location
Rocklin, CA
Student Size
1,840
College Type
Private University|Religious
Accceptance Rate
65%
Average Cost Per Year
$26,094
Student To Faculty Ratio
13:1

About Our College

The university was founded as San Jose Bible College in 1939, in San Jose by William Lee Jessup (1905-1992), the college's first president. Eugene Claremont Sanderson had originally started Evangel Bible University in San Jose in 1934 but was unable to make it viable. As a result, he recruited Jessup, one of his former students, to take over. By 1951, with the school expanding and the San José State University across the street encroaching, San Jose Bible College moved to a parcel bordered by Coyote Creek, 12th Street and nearly 30 years later by I-280. Spanish-style classroom buildings and several dormitory buildings made up the small campus.

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