308 reviews
  1. 4 Year (Online)
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Experience
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Jones International University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
9697 East Mineral Avenue
Centennial, CO 80112
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
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Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$15,732/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,777/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,263/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,099/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,576/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
34:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
656Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
82%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Jones International University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Jones International University Reviews

308 reviews
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I enjoyed the professors and classes offered. Overall the classes packed dense knowledge which, in my opinion, makes then good. The course selection was about what I expected going to school online. The class styles would mainly stay similar with the forum discussion being consistent. Of course for math there wasn't much writing though compared to an English or business course. The class sizes ranged from 10-40 probably, generally sitting around 30.
Online-only classes are problematic at best due to the nature of the interaction. I thought most of the instructors did an excellent job with the materials they had to hand. One difficulty they had was that many of the students were not academically ready for graduate level work and had trouble comprehending texts and writing comprehensible papers. I was deeply grateful that grading their work was not MY cross to bear. The ongoing discussion boards and required submissions did ensure that assignments were completed, however poorly and semi-literately in some cases.

I've taken excellent online classes at the University of Arizona that were really engaging and stimulating; I expected better from a 100% online school like Jones International University. I was thankful they didn't require "group projects" from students scattered all over the country. I would have hoped that an online school would offer useful, "hands-on" courses in designing online classes, but again, I was disappointed.

I know that JIU's completion rate is not very good, but I would not blame the school itself (instructors and classes) for this failing. The truth is that many of my fellow students were simply incapable of completing graduate-level work without extensive remediation. They may have earned their Bachelor's degree twenty years or more earlier and their brains were focused on teaching math to third graders more than text analysis and educational research. For some of them English was not their first language, which hampered their reading and writing. I think the school could better serve its students by offering a "college refresher" for grad students who have been out of school for many years.
The quality of each online course depended on the individual instructor. Some of the instructors established a good rapport with the students even though there was no physical contact. Others, not so much. On the whole I thought the instructors did okay with the materials they had available. I have had much better online classes from another institution (U of AZ) in the past so I was surprised that a school whose bread and butter is online education would be so inferior. The platform was fairly user friendly but not as good as others I've seen.

Peer-to-peer interaction was awkward due to its being strictly online. We were required to respond to the other students' postings, which was both time-consuming and difficult depending on how badly written the original post was.

The workload was significant but not overwhelming.

There were times when I felt my contributions were not particularly welcome because I didn't follow the "company line" on educational philosophy. (But I have felt this in regular in-person education classes as well, so I wouldn't blame it on the online program).