Placeholder image for Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University (JU) is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited university located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 1934, our mission is to prepare each student for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading and serving. Consistently ranked among America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, JU has more than 4,000 on-campus students.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)



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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


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.

Student Reviews

Jacksonville university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was great and very well rounded program

JU Bound
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A small private university with many opportunities!

Jacksonville University Home away from Home
Kayla McGhee rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing and small community. Great Networking and business opportunities

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Other programmes from this university


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!