Cogswell College celebrated the opening of its new campus in North San Jose last week with a special ribbon cutting ceremony attended by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, who made a appearance alongside “Cogswell the Dragon.”
“We welcome the students, alumni and faculty of Cogswell College to San Jose,” said Liccardo. “Cogswell’s strong tradition of creative technology innovation is an excellent fit for the Capital of Silicon Valley, and we wish the college every success in their new home.”
Cogswell is the region’s first digital arts college. The new San Jose site is the college’s sixth campus since its founding in San Francisco in 1887. The school relocated to Cupertino in 1985 and then to Sunnyvale in 1993.
“The location of the campus in North San Jose is excellent,” said Deborah Snyder, president and chief academic officer of Cogswell College. “It’s is easy to get here, and it provides our students the advantage of connecting to the area’s top tech firms that are right in our backyard.”