The Mission of Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for lifelong success in learning, achieving, leading, and serving.

This mission will be accomplished as a small, comprehensive, independent university community located within a vibrant urban setting. The University serves an ethnically and geographically diverse, predominantly undergraduate student body, as well as adult learners in selected undergraduate, masters, doctorate, and professional certification programs.

The Jacksonville University learning community provides personalized service, close student-faculty interaction, and an extensive array of educational and co-curricular programs. Our learning experience emphasizes engaged learning, the integration of thinking with doing, and the combination of professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation.

In the Jacksonville University learning and living community we value:

  • students and the quality of their learning/living experience as the highest priority;     
  • faculty and student engagement in teaching, learning and extending knowledge within an environment of excellence and academic freedom;
  • service to the University, community and society; and
  • honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

Vision Statement
Jacksonville University will be a nationally and internationally recognized university known for the success of its students, an inviting and supportive campus, innovative signature programs and strategic partnerships with business and industry.