The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until September 5, 1956, when it shifted focus to building four-year university degree programs and later graduated its first four-year degree candidates as Jacksonville University in June 1959.
JU’s faculty are committed to understanding your specific needs as a professional student and creating learning experiences that are meaningful and impactful. Our learning experience emphasizes engaged learning, the integration of thinking with doing, and the combination of professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation. As an online student, you’ll receive personalized attention and interact with faculty via phone, email, video, message boards and chat rooms.
North Hall is home to some of the finest living and learning spaces on campus. This four-story facility, which opened in fall 2015, is specifically for Fraternity & Sorority students and other affinity groups to build community.
Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville University or to submit third-party comments at the time of the institution’s decennial review or to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.
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