These are the guiding principles of the San José-Evergreen Community College District.

Student Success is the heart of our mission and we've hired the best and brightest faculty and staff to ensure that our students are well prepared when they transfer to a university, enter the workforce, or embark on a path of lifelong learning.


Welcome to San José-Evergreen Community College District where Student Success is our #1 priority. We invite you to join us by applying today to San Jose City College or Evergreen Valley College. 

Click the link for the college you want to attend:  Evergreen Valley College      San Jose City College  

Transfer to UC or CSU

Are you planning to transfer?  Please visit our Transfer Services and Resources sites at EVC​​ and SJCC

Did you know that Evergreen Valley College has the highest transfer rate to San Jose State University of any of the 114 community colleges among the 72 California community college districts?

San José Promise Gets Support from eBay

More local students will have the opportunity to attend college with no out-of-pocket costs in 2020, thanks to a generous contribution from the eBay Foundation to the San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) Foundation in support of San José Promise.

The $250,000 donation comes as SJECCD focuses on the 2020 San José Promise cohort—the fourth since the Promise program launched in 2017 in partnership with the office of San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and other educational partners.

"San José Promise is designed to remove barriers and ensure more local students have access to higher education and enhanced services. This approach facilitates student success once they enroll in college," said Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, SJECCD chancellor. "This support from the eBay Foundation will help provide a direct pathway from high school to a career for countless students in our community." (Please click for more reading)

New President Named for San Jose City College

(San Jose, Calif.) —Following a nationwide search, Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng has been selected as the next president of San José City College (SJCC).

A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Dr. Tomaneng has been an educator in the California Community College system for nearly 25 years, serving most recently as President of Berkeley City College (BCC), a position she has held since 2016.

"We are very pleased to have a candidate of Dr. Tomaneng's caliber to serve as the next president of San José City College," said Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, chancellor of San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD). "She brings a depth and breadth of experience that will help us continue our positive trajectory at SJCC."

At BCC, Dr. Tomaneng's leadership centers on social justice, student equity, and community engagement. Her professional accomplishments include the development of the Berkeley Promise, expansion of BCC's Undocumented Community Resource Center, and growth of Learning Communities that provide wrap-around student services and culturally responsive curriculum to African American, Latinx, and Asian American/Pacific Islander students who are first-generation and low-income college students... (Please click here to read more) 


Top UC/CSU Transfer Destinations for SJECCD Students

Map of California transfer destinations




​​Strategic Priorities 2018-2025 Cover PageSan José-Evergreen Community College District's (SJECCD) 2018-2025 Strategic Priorities describe our emphasis on institutional excellence and continuous improvement over the next seven years. These priorities are in line with our mission, vision, and values of opportunity, equity, and social justice. They allow us to build upon the foundation we have established with our Board of Trustees' Ends Policies of student success and community impact, and will provide the path by which we strive to accomplish the goals set forth in the Board's Global Ends Statement, which indicates that the District "exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life..." (Click here to read more...) 


Supporting Students in Need and Maintaining Affordable Education Are Top Priorities among SJECCD Constituents

(San Jose, Calif.) —San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) commissioned an independent survey this month showing residents are highly compassionate towards the current challenges faced by today's local students—including food insecurities, hunger, and homelessness. Another top priority identified by the community was maintaining affordable education at a reasonable price to continue to increase opportunities for local students to earn college credits, certifications and job skills, and transfer to four-year universities.

"The community realizes that the cost of housing in the Bay Area is continuing to rise and is getting out of control," said SJECCD Chancellor Byron D. Clift Breland. "Many students at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College are facing homelessness and hunger and we must ensure they have access to basic needs like food and childcare so they can continue to pursue their education and receive the skills they need to stay in school and work in our community."  (Please click here for continued reading...)


(San Jose, Calif.) — The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) learned in early June 2018 that both of its Colleges, Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San José City College (SJCC), received reaffirmation of their accreditation status until 2023 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

The reaffirmed accreditation comes after ACCJC reviewed follow-up reports and evidentiary materials submitted in March 2018 after ACCJC accreditation site visits to both colleges in October 2016.

In letters to College presidents Keith Aytch and Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland of Evergreen Valley and San José City Colleges, respectively, ACCJC President Richard Winn expressed his appreciation to both presidents "for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection" both Colleges took in preparing their accreditation reports and materials.

"ACCJC accreditation is a hallmark of excellence and we are grateful for ACCJC's work in ensuring that we continue to meet their high standards for institutional effectiveness," said Dr. Deborah Budd, SJECCD chancellor. "The fact that both Colleges have had their accreditation fully reaffirmed reflects the hard work taking place on our campuses, our commitment to continuous improvement, and the dedication of our faculty and staff to serving students."

"Our accreditation is critical to ensuring that our students and the public are aware that we provide engaging, high-quality curriculum and student support services and it indicates to employers that we produce graduates who are emerging from programs that meet the very high standards set by ACCJC," said President Aytch. "The fact that the evaluation process is peer-led confirms that community college educators and administrators from throughout the region have recognized the value of a degree or certificate from EVC."

While the accreditation process was time consuming and required many resources at both Colleges, President Clift Breland indicated that it was very much a team effort that involved all constituency groups at the College. "It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain ACCJC accreditation. This is a milestone in San José City College's history and I am proud of our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in making SJCC a great institution of higher learning," Dr. Clift Breland said. "It's important that we always work to improve upon and adapt the programs and services of the College to meet the needs of today's learners as well as the education and job training requirements of the new economy."

Prior to the Colleges' next comprehensive review in fall of 2023, the institutions will provide midterm reports in October 2020.

San José – Evergreen CCD Takes Stand to Support DACA Students

(San Jose, Calif.) —The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees took action during its regular meeting this week to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other vulnerable students. (Read more about SJECCD's DACA support...)  

about sjeccd

For over 98 years, San José City College has been providing education and workforce opportunities to our district residents in San José; and for more than 44 years, Evergreen Valley College has educated our citizenry in south San José and Milpitas.

Our Community College Center for Economic Mobility (formerly Workforce Institute), established in 1988, is a training partner with many corporations as we work to develop and maintain a vital economy in the “South Bay”.  

Demographic changes, economic conditions, educational reforms, and the need for preparing students for postsecondary education prompted Measure G Bond funded initiative to build the San José-Evergreen Community College Extension (formerly "Joint Use 21st Century Post-Secondary Education Center") in Milpitas. This is a joint project between SJECCD and Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) which began holding its first classes in spring 2017 with the following goals:

1. Promote a seamless system of higher education services
2. Expand access to higher education in underserved areas of the District
3. Improve regional economic development opportunities by providing
    access to career and technical education

Educating more than 26,000 students each year, our colleges are hubs of teaching, learning and innovation in one of the most exciting cities in the world. ​

SJECCD Global Ends Statement

The San José-Evergreen Community College District exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life, sufficient to justify the use of available resources. Please click HERE for Ends Policy Dashboards

SJECCD Ends Policies:  Student Success 

The San José-Evergreen Community College District will improve student success (EVC, SJCC) through enhanced educational services and programs (EVC, SJCC, WI) and strengthened community engagement.

Included in Student Success:

* Transferability (All students, especially under-prepared students, will achieve academic success sufficient to transfer (EVC, SJCC) to a four-year post-secondary institution.)

* College Readiness (Students will develop the language skills to succeed in college, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, and will be able to effectively communicate with others and successfully work collaboratively in culturally diverse settings.)

* College Experience  (Enrichment opportunities (EVC, SJCC, WI) will exist to enhance the learning environment and support student success.)

* Degree and Certificate Completion (Students will complete degrees and certificates to enter the workforce.)

SJECCD Ends Policies:  Community Impact

As a leader in the Silicon Valley, the San José-Evergreen Community College District will be an active partner with civic and other community leaders to create a strong economy and foster social-economic equity and social justice.

Included in Community Impact:

* Career Development  (Students will acquire skills sufficient to get, keep and progress in jobs with local employers, particularly in high wage/high growth areas, for all students, especially for: under-prepared students; older displaced students; and young people at the start of their careers.)

* Community, business, industry and trades partnerships/collaborations (The District will collaborate with business, industry, and the trades for high employment in quality jobs through job placement, internships, mentorships and philanthropic development.)


Board of Trustees


Join The Conversation.

Recently, our district conducted a Community Survey to assess the community's higher education priorities and our vision for the future.  Over the coming months, we will be expanding the conversation and we want to hear YOUR feedback!

Please Join the Conversation by participating in our community survey online today

Board Meetings

Governing Board Meeting

March 10, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.

San José City College

Technology Center, T-415

600 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95035

Meeting will be held at San José City College and will include a presentation of SJCC's programs and activities.

Agenda is available to view via BoardDocs on March 5.

Community Survey Results

Press Release (Nov. 2019)

Survey Presentation

Survey Results





Bid Opportunities

Bond Measures X & G2010

Business Opportunity Workshops

Calendar (2019-2020)


Complaint Report Forms

Employment Opportunities

I Can Afford College

Injury & Illness Prevention Program

ITSS Help-Desk

Jeanne Clery Act / Annual Security Report

Master Plans (Facilities, Education for EVC & SJCC)

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee


Office 365 (Employee Email)

Notice of Non-Discrimination BP3410 and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinators

Report a Safety Concern

San Jose Promise






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Accessibility Statement

The San José-Evergreen Community College District, on behalf of San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, and Community College Center for Economic Mobility, has begun conducting a comprehensive website assessment, including testing and remediation, to ensure that District websites comply with the accessibility requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and implementing regulations including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The District began its assessment in August 2017, and completed much of this work by January 2018. 

It is of primary importance that all of our website visitors, including those with disabilities, are able to access and use our websites without barriers. The District continues to make every effort to ensure our websites are ADA compliant and adhere to Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Levels A, AA, and AAA. 

While we are in compliance with the majority of these regulations, we continue dedicating resources toward mitigating remaining issues.

For additional information regarding the updated accessibility requirements for information and communication ​technology please see https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-ict-refresh/overview-of-the-final-rule.

For help with a specific webpage accessibility issue, or to request an existing document be made available in an alternate format, please contact Sam Ho at 408-375-2768, email to webcontact@sjeccd.edu, or use the following form: Web Accessibility Form​

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