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Jacksonville State University

Located in the Appalachian foothills almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU has grown from very humble beginnings as a state teachers college in 1883 into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs.

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About

History

Jacksonville State University was founded in 1883.

Education

Jacksonville State University has 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. More than 40 online programs are offered.

Research

More than 50 research papers, posters and projects were presented at the 2020 JSU Student Symposium on Feb. 12-14. Established in 1995, the university-wide event spotlights the academic work of undergraduate and graduate students.  

Career

JSU has created innovative policies and programs that give our employees the freedom to focus on their families while advancing their careers. Our policies also recognize the changing definitions of family - from blended families, adopted families, and same-sex domestic partnerships, to the demands of caring for aging parents.

Services

Student services

At Jacksonville State University we realize that there is more to college life than attending classes and studying. We encourage student involvement through a wide range of diverse campus organizations. We celebrate the uniqueness of what each group contributes to our campus.

Housing services

We want you to make Gamecock housing your home away from home, and enhance your community through joining its goals and purposes. We hope this year will be full of personal growth and educational accomplishments. Please know that our residence life staff is here to assist and support you in the community!

On-campus living provides opportunities for involvement, activities, and knowledge. We believe that learning does not end in the classroom but is enhanced by interacting with a diverse group of residents, participating in leadership opportunities, and engaging in life-learning activities.

Library services

The mission of the Houston Cole Library is to provide information services and resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the University community. In doing so, the Library strives to reflect the curriculum first, with secondary emphasis on faculty research and statewide resource sharing.

Medical services

The RMC/JSU Health Cente is located at 1701 Pelham Rd South. The RMC/JSU Health Center is a primary health care facility operated via a joint partnership with Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center (RMC). With no co-pay, we provide outpatient medical services as well as promote preventive health measures to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

On-campus living provides opportunities for involvement, activities, and knowledge. We believe that learning does not end in the classroom but is enhanced by interacting with a diverse group of residents, participating in leadership opportunities, and engaging in life-learning activities.

Sports facilities

The Athletics Department conducts itself in such a way as to be consistent with the overall goals of the University and to enhance the quality of the college experience by maintaining a standard of excellence and sportsmanship among the student-athletes.

Mission

  • To foster a primary concern and maximize potential for the academic, physical and emotional welfare of the student-athlete
  • To ensure compliance with the NCAA, Conference, University and Athletic Department regulations
  • To provide equitable opportunities for all students and staff without regard to race or gender
  • To maintain a positive atmosphere for the student body, alumni, fans and supporters while serving both the campus community and general public

Student clubs

Student organizations are a vital part of the educational experience here at JSU. They provide opportunities for you to make new friendships with those who share your interests and to acquire leadership development through your involvement. Student organizations also serve as a catalyst for personal and professional development. The skills acquired will serve as a benefit throughout your academic experience and later in your chosen career.

  • Athletic Support Groups
  • Media
  • Religious
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Special Interest
  • Service
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Department Clubs

Accreditation

Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Jacksonville, Alabama, United States

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