Business. Creative. Technology.

Silicon Valley is a magnet for the leaders who are bold enough to try and change the world.

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You’re Only One Idea Away.

Our 12-month Master’s in Entrepreneurship & Innovation degree will give you the practical, real-world steps needed to launch your ideas.

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Think. Make. Do.

The Computer Science program is a workshop for inventing the future where our students work on projects that they’re passionate about. What do you want to make?

Make Your Impact

Degree programs at the intersection of creativity, technology and business:

Cogswell prepares students for success in the creative-technology industries by providing an extraordinary, real-world education inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our Silicon Valley location.


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Introducing Tuition Lock at Cogswell.

The Cogswell Tuition Lock guarantees the same tuition rate from start through graduation so you can better understand and plan for the cost of your education.

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Hands-on and Project-Based

Our studio project-based courses offer students the rare experience of learning through doing. The team-centered approach mirrors real development teams and produces great work.

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New Scholarship Opportunities For Pursuing Your Education

Cogswell is pleased to offer a variety of new scholarships for qualified students. Learn more about this valuable financial support for your education.

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Meet The Experts

With ties to major industry players here in Silicon Valley, our experienced faculty provide you with an education that is directly tuned to real-world trends and practices.

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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.

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Faculty Highlight

The 2018 Princeton Review ranks Cogswell as the 13th top game design undergrad program in the nation and our Animation program was ranked 13th in the country by Animation Career Review. We could call this our “Lucky 13” but we know it’s really about the passion, skill and talent our students and faculty bring to their game.

Cogswell 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.

Dr. Henry Cogswell opened the doors to Cogswell College in 1887 in San Francisco, CA and pioneered a new method of learning through doing. Today, over 130 years later, we continue to innovate education through collaborative project courses that mirror industry studios. Our programs are informed by real-world, real-time experiences and expert faculty. We’re what you might call an educational startup with a 130-year history.

Cogswell Polytechnical College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue. #100, Alameda, CA 94504, (510)748-9001. WSCUC is an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.