Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years Cogswell has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley prepares technical college students for success in the creative-technology industries by providing an extraordinary, real-world college education inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our Silicon Valley location.
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We are excited to announce the new name of our institution, one that reflects our growth in higher education and our location in a global center for creative technology businesses. At the direction of our Board of Trustees and with the approval of our accreditor and regulatory agency, effective June 1, 2020, our name became Cogswell University of Silicon Valley.
This new name represents the expanded vision for our University as we add academic offerings above the undergraduate level, while broadening our geographical reach beyond Northern California. In May, we received approvals to offer a Master of Science in Management and Leadership in Creative Technologies and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. These new graduate-level programs will nicely complement our existing Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It is this expansion into graduate education that allows us to distinguish ourselves as a university.
Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1887, our rich history is infused with the vibrancy and innovation of our Silicon Valley location and we are delighted to have a name that embodies that spirit.
With ties to major industry players here in Silicon Valley, our experienced technical school faculty provide you with a college education that is directly tuned to real-world trends and practices. View Faculty Profiles
Stone Librande A Lead Designer at Riot Games, Stone has worked in the game industry for over 15 years on titles such as SimCity, Spore, and Diablo 3. Visit Stone’s Profile >
The 2019 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranks Cogswell University of Silicon Valley in the top 25 for the Western Region of the country. The ranking measures academic quality based on indicators of excellence such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the school’s faculty.
The 2019 Princeton Review ranks Cogswell University of Silicon Valley as 14th in the top 25 schools on their list of Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design. “The schools that made our lists this year have stellar programs for aspiring game designers and developers,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief.
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley students are immersed in the greatest ecosystem for high-tech innovation and scientific development in the world. We focus on the success of our students by connecting them to industry partners that match their aspirations right here in Silicon Valley.
Cogswell University of Silicon Valley is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue. #100, Alameda, CA 94504, (510)748-9001. www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.