Mission, Vision and Values

During the JIU 2020: Charting Our Future initiative, we will be re-examining JIU’s Mission, Vision and Values, to ensure their currency, relevancy and alignment with our revised strategic plan. Our current mission, vision and values are as follows:


We live in a world of incessant cultural and economic change, and the mission of JIU is to help students be successful in this environment. For this reason our education process includes specific skills required for particular disciplines, but also includes skills clustered around ethics, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. JIU is committed to fulfilling this mission by:

  • providing innovative and relevant curriculum delivered by accomplished, supportive faculty
  • offering readily available student-centered services
  • implementing state-of-the-practice, learning-centered technology and learning resources
  • engaging with constituents to create an exceptional educational experience


Through the enabling power of education, Jones International University endeavors to help create a world where it is more likely that reasonable human needs are met, where the environment is self-sustained, and especially where there is less conflict, less fear and more justice. A world where education is democratized. A world where hope is alive. We believe that such a world is most probable where free markets exist and freedom is abundant.


We are a meritocracy, we cherish fairness, and we quickly embrace change as a friend. Quality and integrity are requisites.