Cogswell University of Silicon Valley, formerly Cogswell Polytechnical College, is a private for-profit university in San Jose, California. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges . Cogswell had a student body of 315 full-time and 148 part-time students in 2013. Programs at Cogswell range from Digital Media to Engineering, with emphasis on digital animation and video game design. Cogswell University of Silicon Valley was the first technical training institution in the West. Cogswell is the only for-profit institution of education that holds a California constitutional tax exemption.