Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive teaching institution that provides educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. As a student-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to balance academic challenges with a range of support services for students’ academic, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates with skills for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning. As a comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University supports scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths.
Jacksonville State University will be the regional comprehensive institution of choice for students who want a strong, high quality education. Students will be challenged academically by dedicated and accessible faculty and have access to the latest technology to ensure success in an expanding global community. Curriculum offerings will utilize developing methods of instruction to eliminate barriers of time and distance and allow the JSU experience to transcend regional boundaries. Highly responsive services that demonstrate the institution’s commitment to continuous improvement will ensure JSU’s reputation as the friendliest campus in the South.
Educate students to be productive, responsible citizens and effective leaders.
Advance student learning through academic excellence.
Increase student and faculty participation in research and service activities.
Create a diverse learning community that facilitates academic and professional excellence.
Effectively use technology to support learning, research, information management and evidence-based decision-making.
Continuously improve administrative processes and services.
Enhance revenue growth and financial planning to ensure adequate fiscal resources for the university
Cradled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama, truly our Jacksonville State University is a place like no other. Our roots go deep into the red clay that provides the foundation for our picturesque campus yet our vision for continued success is future-driven as we strive to offer the newest technologies and teaching methods that will prepare our students for unbridled success and opportunities for lifelong learning.