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"What’s next?" 

It’s often the first question we’re asked when we graduate from high school or undergo a major life change. For some, the answers seem to come easily. But for many of us, that one big question only leads to another, and another, and another.

How can I discover my passion and make a difference? Who will be part of my journey? How can I live a comfortable and healthy lifestyle? And how will I pay my way while I’m paving my path? While the questions can carry a lot of "I don't knows," there is a place where the answers are found, relationships are forged, and your future comes into focus. 

At Jacksonville State University, you can earn a degree in more than 95 academic programs and concentrations, within a community that supports you every step of the way. When you get here and experience all that life on our campus has to offer, you’ll just know.

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JSU at a Glance

Located in the Appalachian foothills almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU has grown from very humble beginnings as a state teachers college in 1883 into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs.

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President Beehler with students

President Beehler's Message

"It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as the 12th President of Jacksonville State University and to welcome you to the 'Friendliest Campus in the South.'  Every day we strive to provide a smile and world class customer service to all who choose to call JSU home…"

President Beehler's Website

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Let's Meet

Visiting campus is the best way to decide if JSU will be your future home. Take a weekday tour of campus or attend a Preview Day, and explore all that JSU and our beautiful area have to offer. We take Southern hospitality seriously here, and we can't wait to show you around! 

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Read All About It

There is never a dull moment on a college campus. New programs and facilities, research, a full slate of academic and cultural activities, and a very active student, faculty and staff population fill our days with great stories.

The Latest News from JSU
JSU Employees

Join Our Team

Our employees come from all walks but have one thing in common: We are committed to student engagement and success. If you want to help shape the future in the company of passionate colleagues, explore current job postings.

Careers at JSU

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Find Your Way

When you're on the right path, you'll know. The path to your future begins at Jacksonville State University. Follow the link below for directions to campus as well as interactive and printable campus maps, including a campus parking map. 

Maps and Directions