Towards the ideal Comprehensive Women's Educational Institution
Sugiyama Women's Vocational School, established in 1930, was the predecessor to Sugiyama Jogakuen University. With the reform of the educational system in the postwar period, the University came into being in 1949 as one of the universities under the new system of education, and was the first university in Japan to have a Home Economics School. Since then, in keeping with its educational philosophy "Nurturing Humanity" and being the most prestigious Women's Comprehensive Educational Institution, the university continues with the Human Education, which is the reason of Sugiyama Jogakuen own existence.
Japan's most unique Women's University with 7 undergraduate programs
The University started as a single-department college with the School of Home Economics, and it established a Junior College in 1969. The School of Literature was established in 1972, and the School of Human Sciences in 1987. In 1991 the School of Home Economics was reorganized and renamed as School of Life Studies, two departments were added, the Department of Food and Nutrition (current Department of Human Nutrition) and the Department of Human Environment (current Department of Human Environment Design), and the University was expanded with the establishment of the Department of Social Sciences. On the other hand, due to the increasing number of female students wanting to enroll at a four-year university, the Junior College was abolished in 2000, and the developed and expanded School of Culture-Information Studies was established. In 2002 the Department of Clinical Psychology (current Department of Psychology) was added to the School of Human Sciences having now 2 departments in total, and in 2003 the School of Life Studies Department of Social Sciences was renamed to School of Modern Management, and the School of Literature was reorganized as School of Cross-Cultural Studies. In 2007 the School of Education was established, and in 2010 the School of Nursing was established. As for the graduate school, in 1977 the Graduate School of Home Economics (current Graduate School of Life Studies) and in 1996 the Graduate School of Human Sciences were established, conducting high level education and research. In 2002, the Graduate School of Life Studies established the Human Life Science major (Doctoral Course). Presently we are a comprehensive women's university offering 7 undergraduate programs and 2 graduate programs, with approximately 5.800 students enrolled. We provide an excellent educational environment with two campuses, Hoshigaoka campus and Nisshin campus, and we are constantly maintaining the educational environment to support the study and learning of each student.