Mission, Values and Vision


The Mission of Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for lifelong success in learning, achieving, leading, and serving.

As the oldest and largest private four-year university in northern Florida and southern Georgia, the University seeks to comprehensively serve an ethnically and geographically diverse, largely undergraduate student body in cutting-edge baccalaureate, master, doctorate, and professional certification programs.

The Jacksonville University learning community provides highly personalized service, small class sizes, interdisciplinary collaboration, undergraduate and graduate research experiences and an extensive array of educational and co-curricular programs. Our learning experience emphasizes engaged learning, creative and fearless thinking, and real-world experiences with a strong liberal arts foundation.


In the Jacksonville University learning and living community we value:

  • students and the quality of their learning/living experience as the highest priority;
  • faculty and student engagement through teaching, learning, scholarship-and doing within an environment of excellence and academic freedom;
  • service to the University, community and society; and
  • honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

Vision Statement

Jacksonville University will be a nationally and internationally recognized university known for the success of its students, an inviting and supportive campus, innovative and signature programs, and strategic partnerships across industries.