Jones International University, founded in 1987, boasts of being THE pioneer in online learning. Tracing their roots back to founder, Glenn R Jones, and his cable television network Mind Extension University™ (ME/U™) the university became the first fully online university in the world in 1993. By 1999, the university achieved another first by becoming the first fully online university in the U.S. to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university also boasts of being named among the Top 5 Best Online University by Global Academy Online’s “Best and Worst in Online Degree Programs,” and of being included by CEO Magazine to its Top 20 World MBA Program list.
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Although the administrative offices are currently based in Centennial, Colorado, Jones International University is a truly international community with its student body coming from 31 different countries. As a fully online university, it naturally follows that the Jones International University does not have athletic programs or any athletic teams to speak of.
The university focuses on providing quality education in the fields of business and education with online associate, Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctorate degree programs offered for both. Programs offered under the School of Business include Business Administration Certificate Programs, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Business Communication and in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Business programs. They also offer Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Business programs with specializations in Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Influence, Leading the Customer-Driven Organization, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Global Enterprise Management, Health Care Management, Information Security Management – Cyber Security, Information Technology Management, Leadership and Influence, Leading the Customer-Driven Organization, Negotiation and Conflict Management, and Project Management. Note that the other degree programs have specialization options as well.
The School of Education offers the following programs: Certificate of Education, Adult Educators and Administrators, Master’s Degree program for Licensed Educators, Master’s degree program leading to Initial Education Licensure, Doctorate in Education Leadership. An Education Specialist in K-12 Education Leadership program is also available. And just like with the School of Business program offerings, the above degree programs have specialization options as well.
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Tuition at the Jones International University is assessed at a per credit hour basis. All undergraduate degree programs cost $520 per credit hour, except for the Accelerated Bachelors to Master’s program, which costs the same at first then goes up in rate to $805 per credit hour once it gets to the Master’s courses. Tuition for Master’s degree programs vary depending on the program with most having a rate of $600 per credit hour. Only the MA in Business Communications and MBA programs have a higher rate of $805 per credit hour. Doctoral degree programs tuition is $765 per credit hour for all programs. Certificate programs administered by the School of Business cost $805 per credit hour, while those administered by the School of Education cost $600 per credit hour.
Financial aid is available for eligible students at the Jones International University in the form of Federal loans, private loans, Military Tuition Assistance, and corporate assistance.