Jacksonville University

Preparing students for life-long success

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 representing 49 states and 40 foreign countries.

3000+ undergraduate students

1000+ graduate students

240 acre campus

Students from 40 countries

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Jacksonville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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.


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.

Rankings & Accolades

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U.S. News & World Report – Ranked among America's:

  • Best Colleges

  • Best Graduate Schools for Nursing

  • Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

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College Choice - Ranked among America's:

  • Best Online BSN Degrees

  • Best Online Master's in Nursing Degrees

Florida Monthly

  • One of Florida's top four private universities

Nationally Recognized Faculty

  • Carnegie Foundation Awards

  • Pew National Fellowship Program

  • Fulbright Scholarship Program

  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Award

  • American Council on Education Award


We are proud of the bond created between our University and everyone who chooses to invest their time and talents with us. With more than 20,000 alumni already in successful roles in business, government, the arts, healthcare, the military and other fields, we are a growing place, with big ideas. Yet we remain committed to the personal interaction with our students and community that makes Jacksonville University so special.

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