Jones College (Jacksonville)

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Jones College
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Former names
Jones Business College
Type Private Nonsectarian
Established 1918
Chairman Dorothy D. Jones
President Dr. Mayra Nunez
Provost Katherine Dane
Academic staff
50
Students 350
Undergraduates Associate and Bachelor Degrees
Location Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Campus 1195 Edgewood Avenue South. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Colors          White and Blue
Affiliations Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
Website jones.edu
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Jones College is a private college in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 1918, the college is non-profit and has an undergraduate body of roughly 350 students. It offers courses in business, education, management, medical assistant training, computer science, and general studies. The school is not regionally accredited. It was nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). On December 12, 2016, John King Jr., the United States Secretary of Education, finalized the process of revoking the U.S. Department of Education's recognition of ACICS as an accreditor.[1][2]

Campuses[edit]

Main campus

The college's main campus is located in the Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville at the foot of the Mathews Bridge. The school also offers distance learning. It has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 in on-campus classrooms[3]

Accreditation[edit]

The school has national accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). It is certified to operate in Florida by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and approved by CIE to grant degrees at both the associate's level the bachelor's level of academic study.[4]

Radio[edit]

A notable feature of the school was Jones College Radio, a non-commercial broadcast from the campus on station WKTZ-FM (90.9 MHz), 24 hours a day. The programming content was easy listening, branded as "Beautiful Music". The station began as an AM station in 1964, then switched to FM in 1973. The station is played in many businesses and professional offices on the First Coast instead of commercial muzak and can be accessed via the station's Internet website. The station was recently sold and the beautiful music format was replaced with Christian radio. However, the beautiful music is still available on the internet.

Jones College Radio is available on the internet at: http://jcr.jones.edu/

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Education Department Establishes Enhanced Federal Aid Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges". United States Department of Education. Press Release. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jones College at Jacksonville - Review & Ranking" American School Search.
  4. ^ "Jones College Catalog" Jones College.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°19′40″N 81°36′35″W / 30.3278812°N 81.6097152°W / 30.3278812; -81.6097152