For many people, an investment in today's higher education system doesn't do a satisfactory job of giving them the skills they'll need to succeed in tomorrow's workplace. The only significant change seen in the higher education industry is how expensive it's becoming. In fact, higher education costs are growing faster than the income of the average American family.
If you're going to spend a larger amount of your disposable income to earn a higher degree, why not make sure the knowledge you gain is relevant and can be immediately applied to your success as a working professional? At Jones International University®, you can graduate with a degree, but more importantly... you will graduate with capability [for which employers are looking].
Over 15 years ago, JIU's founder and Chancellor, Glenn R. Jones not only pioneered the first fully online accredited university, but he established the "Gold Standard" for technology-driven education. When a student elects to attend JIU, he or she is investing in the highest value, highest quality education he or she can obtain from a fully online institution.
The design premise behind a JIU educational program is to be mindful of future global economic changes and how those changes will translate into the skill sets employers will need. The Jones' Gold Standard means that students graduating from JIU come from a lifelong learning environment that consistently maintains the highest teaching and global learning standards while remaining flexible to changing education drivers: student workplace requirements, student learning modalities, student diversities and advancing communication technologies.
This keen attention to understanding what students will need to succeed in the future workplace is what sets JIU apart from others which at the core, only issue educational degrees en masse.
JIU has enabled students worldwide to earn their higher education degrees from its Centennial, Colorado institution which sits against a breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
At the dawn of the Internet, Glenn R. Jones, JIU's founder and Chancellor, foresaw the potential for fusing education with the communications revolution. Despite huge opposition from education traditionalists, Mr. Jones started Jones International University (JIU®) in 1993 - the first university anywhere to exist 100% online.
The learning experience that JIU offers is unique to each student... on purpose. Over the years, we've put a lot of thought into optimizing the time and costs that our students invest in their education. It's not just the breadth and depth of our programs, but how we've designed the courseware for online suitability and sustaining learning discipline - all with the intention of enabling a student to stay on track for achieving his or her academic and professional goals.
Upon admission to JIU, students partner with a personal Student Service Counselor (SSC) who will help a student create a unique learning path toward earning his or her degree. The SSC stays in partnership with that student until the academic degree is earned. Every JIU student has a "personal trainer," so it's no wonder that 98% of our students recommend JIU.
Once registration for courses has occurred, a JIU student begins their first course immediately engaging with JIU's faculty of world class professors hailing from prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Oxford and MIT. It's more than a likely occurrence that a JIU student can interact with a professor who resides in South Africa, but is doing business in Japan. In fact, if we combine our international faculty and student bases, over 144 countries are represented in one campus. No local online or ground school can extend its students' reach and exposure that far, every day.
JIU's aim is to make a student's learning as enriching and convenient as possible. JIU programs include job-relevant project-based units that can be applied directly into a student's employment function. Peer Forums existing in each course enable students to experience strategic and philosophical discussions with one another. For convenience, JIU students have online access to JIU's e-global library® to conduct their research, as well as access to the JIU bookstore from which to purchase syllabus texts and materials.
Often JIU students return to earn the next level degree in business or in education. Whether one earns one degree with JIU or several, the Total Professional Advantage™ program is open to all JIU students interested in leveraging professional and career advancement assistance. You've invested in a higher education degree, and as a JIU graduate, you have access to resources that will help you to market yourself toward higher earning power in today's knowledge economy.
Your success is our urgent concern.™