Fact Sheet


Founded in 1993 and launched in 1995, JIU is a fully online institution offering regionally accredited graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates in the fields of business and education.


In March 1999, JIU became the first entirely virtual university in the U.S. to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 800.621.7440, (www.ncahlc.org).

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Current Status of Jones International University

Jones International University, located in Centennial, Colorado and offering online programs, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

For more information, please go to either JIU's website located at www.jiu.edu or HLC's website at www.ncahlc.org. The Higher Learning Commission may be contacted at 230 LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, or (312)263-0456.

Student Body Composition:

Created to be the “world’s university,” JIU serves a rich student population currently representing more than 40 countries. Most students are working adults in need of a convenient and flexible educational environment. The average student age is 37.

Faculty Composition:

Faculty are the cornerstone of an academic experience. That is why JIU works with some of the most highly respected experts in their fields. Our faculty is made up of a dynamic mix of stellar content experts who have designed our courses, and the professors who facilitate the classes.

Faculty members at JIU are appropriately credentialed and qualified. All faculty members hold a degree one level higher than they teach and more than 80% hold terminal degrees in their field. Our faculty provide our students with an engaging blend of theory and practical coursework so that their new skills and knowledge can be put to work immediately.

Student Experience:

JIU students participate in a high level of student/student and student/faculty interaction, creating a sense of community and collaboration. Many courses incorporate group projects, research papers and case studies into the curriculum.

The university offers a number of tools and resources to support the success of its students, including personalized academic advising, 24/7 technical support, professional resources, and online tutoring. The JIU Library, the first library to operate entirely online, provides research guides, electronic books, article databases, document delivery service and 24/7 access to professional reference librarians.

Academic Calendar:

Courses are offered exclusively online in instructor-facilitated, eight-week formats. Courses begin the first Sunday of each month. Applications for admission to degree programs are accepted throughout the year.

Degree Programs:

For a complete list of programs browse by degree.

Tuition and Financial Assistance:

For a complete breakdown of tuition fees by program, please review our tuition information.

To help you easily understand the cost involved with the degree program, please take advantage of the Net Price Calculator.

JIU is aligned with an array of organizations and agencies that offer financial aid via loans, scholarships and grants, including Federal Student Aid.


Milton Goldberg, EdD


JIU is a subsidiary of Jones Knowledge®, Inc., which is owned by Jones International™, Ltd. Jones Knowledge is a leader in the development and deployment of online learning solutions to educational institutions, individuals, and corporations. Other Jones International™, Ltd.  businesses include Jones e-global library®, Inc., a comprehensive suite of online library resources; Jones e-education Inc.: Software Standard® (JESS®), a full-featured, online course management and learning platform and Jones International Academy™ (JIA), a comprehensive line of training programs for cable and broadband providers.