Jones International University Program Review
Jones International University is committed to providing students with a quality education that gives them the skills and confidence to become competent, responsible professionals who are leaders in their fields. Academic programs are designed to be flexible and project-based, creating a more career-oriented learning environment. The school aims to give each student personal attention and accessible educational resources so that they can pursue new, or advance in, current careers.
The school was founded in 1987 by cable magnate Glenn R. Jones and began as a cable television network: Mind Extension University, allowing students to take classes through television. In 1993 the online programs at Jones were established. The school serves thousands of students nation- and worldwide who want flexible online programs.
Jones International is a pioneer in online learning. It was the first university to exist entirely online in 1993 when it was created, and in 1999 it was the first entirely virtual institution in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation. The school continues to expand and innovate its online offerings. In 2006 the school launched it’s Cyberdome, a virtual auditorium where students can attend graduation ceremonies and entertainment and educational productions. Online programs are available in a wide variety of fields, majors and even languages to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
When students sign up for online classes at JIU, they’ll work in weekly modules. Students must complete all the work for a module in a week, though they can work at times that are most convenient for them. Students will participate in online discussion boards where they can discuss subject matter with other students and address any questions they may have. Degrees are available at all levels from the Associate’s to the Ph.D., depending on the course of study the student chooses to pursue. Jones specializes in Business and Education programs, and students will be able to choose a wide variety of specializations within these fields.