National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked JU #52 on its list of the best regional universities in the south. We have risen in the rankings over the last 4 years — and 10 spots in the previous year — due to gains in academic reputation, financial resources, student selectivity, and faculty resources rank. They also listed us as:

  • #29, best regional universities in the south for veterans
  • #46, best value regional universities in the south

The Economist lists JU as being amongst the top 11% of schools nationally for return on investment.

Washington Monthly ranks JU as the 18th best college in the U.S. for adult learners.

Military Times ranked JU #46 on its list of the best military-friendly colleges, a jump from #73 in 2017.

State Rankings

Jacksonville University ranked 3rd best 4-year college in the state by Learn How to Become.

Tied for Best Core Curriculum in the state of Florida on What Will They Learn? (The highest grade in Florida is a B.)

PayScale listed JU in the top 10% of schools in Florida for return on investment.

Jacksonville University ranks fifth in the state among colleges offering the highest lifetime return on investment, in a list released by, an organization that identifies affordable colleges.

Graduate & Doctoral Program Rankings

CEO Magazine listed our MBA and Executive MBA programs in Tier One of their global program rankings, and included the DBA program on their list of best DBA programs in the world.

Study International listed JU Davis College of Business as one of five U.S. business schools offering exceptional graduate business programs.

The Jacksonville University MBA program ranks among the top 15 globally.

U.S. News & World Report ranked JU as having the 31st best online graduate nursing programs in the country.

The JU Davis College of Business Master of Science in Organizational Leadership ranked #19 on College Choice's list of best online MSOL programs.