Johns Hopkins University was established in 1876 and continues today as a 4-year, private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Johns Hopkins University is a world leader in teaching and research. Johns Hopkins was founded on the idea of “The encouragement of research… and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.” There are nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to the Baltimore and Washington, DC area, Johns Hopkins also has two international campuses in Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China. Johns Hopkins is also Maryland’s largest private employer. The mission of Johns Hopkins is “...to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.”
Over the years Johns Hopkins has raised the bar on what it means to be a research institution. Students and faculty at this institution have led the development in projects such as: landing the first spacecraft on an asteroid, isolating human embryonic stem cells, confirming the validity of the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovering the effectiveness of dramamine, publish the first modern edition of the “Gilgamesh Epic,” and testing the first widely used polio vaccine. Johns Hopkins has been affiliated with 27 Nobel Prize winners. The admissions rate for Johns Hopkins is 18 percent.
Since Johns Hopkins University has a full-time and part-time student population of over 21,000 and offers subjects ranging from archaeology to genetic epidemiology. The schools include: Krieger School of Arts and Science, Whiting School of Engineering, Carey Business School, School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Peabody Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Johns Hopkins offers academic programs in undergraduate studies, graduate studies, summer programs, part-time degree programs, non-degree programs, and distance education.
In addition to overall accreditation, academic programs at Johns Hopkins have acquired independent accreditation. The following organizations and agencies have given programs at Johns Hopkins their approval:
- Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Council on Education for Public Health
- Liaison Committee on Medical Education
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
The Advanced Academic Programs through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers hybrid programs wherein students can integrate online courses into their graduate study. Online programs at Johns Hopkins include:
- Master of Science in Applied Economics
- Master of Science in Bioinformatics
- Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise
- Master of Arts in Communication
- Certificate in Digital Curation
- Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
- Master of Arts in Government
- Master of Arts in Government Analytics
- Certificate in Government Analytics
- Certificate in Nonprofit Management
- Master of Science in Regulatory Science
- Master of Arts in Research Administration
- master of Arts in Science Writing
- Certificate in Science Writing
- Post-Master’s Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics.
Johns Hopkins also offers online course support and help. There are some state specific regulations and rules concerning online programs. For example, program credit will not transfer to Arkansas state schools or Minnesota.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
The amount of tuition and fees depends on which program the student chooses to enroll. However, estimated cost of tuition and some fees of an undergraduate per year is about $45,470. About 60 percent of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. About 33 percent of undergraduates take out Federal student loans. The average amount of Federal student loans is $4,459.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:15,290
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