Jacksonville University is a private institution of higher education located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 1934 by William J. Porter, the university originated as a two-year junior college knows a William J. Porter University. The following year in 1935, the university was renamed Jacksonville Junior College. In its early years, JU didn’t have a permanent location and as a result was constantly relocating; however, in 1947 due to the increased need for college education after the GI bill, the university found its permanent home. In 1958, after a merger between the Junior College and the Jacksonville College of Music, the university adopted its current name, Jacksonville University. In 1962 the university became an accredited four-year institution. Jacksonville University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Jacksonville University has about 3,000 undergraduate students and about 500 graduate students. About 60 percent of students return for their second year and around 40 percent of students graduate within six years. While Jacksonville University has a large percentage of full time students, about 30 percent of students are part time. The average age of all students is 26 years old and about 22 for full time students. The gender ratio is a little weighted on the female side at about 60:40. About 70 percent of Jacksonville students qualify as in state students. The student body at Jacksonville is a very diverse with about 60 percent Caucasian students, 20 percent African American students, about seven percent Hispanic students and four percent Asian students.
Tuition and fees at Jacksonville University is about $29,000 a year for both in and out of state students due to its private institution status. Cost per credit hour for part time students is approximately $960. Jacksonville University students should be aware of the several financial aid opportunities available to them. Students can participate in federal work study program as well as utilize the several payment plans provided by the university including installment payment and deferred payment. Additionally, students can apply for scholarships and grants in addition to Federal financial aid and private loans.
Students a Jacksonville University have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree. Some of the most popular degree specializations include those within the social sciences, the health professions and business. Students pursuing their undergraduate degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn their degree. Bachelor’s degree programs are designed to be completed within four years as a full time student. Master’s program candidates must complete an average of 34 credit hours to complete their program.
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Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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