What is Jones International University?
Jones International University is an online institution that creates its programs specifically for people who want to begin new careers, those who want to change jobs and individuals who want to advance in their field.
According to its website, this school was the first fully-accredited online institution in the country. Currently, it is approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges.
What kind of degrees and certificates can people earn at Jones International University?
Jones International University is comprised of two schools: the school of education and the school of business.
At the education school, students have the opportunity to earn certificates in education or K-12 leadership, a master’s degree in education as well as doctoral degrees in K-12 education leadership and adult education leadership.
The school of business allows students to earn a certificate in business, bachelor’s degrees in business communication and business administration, master’s degrees in of business administration and business communication and a doctorate credential in business administration.
What can students expect from these online classes?
The school’s website states that each class is divided into weekly segments. Every week, students will be expected to finish an online instruction unit and a reading assignment, participate in a web-based discussion and either write a paper or work on a group project. Students must complete all weekly assignments in order to move to the next segment.
These classes are asynchronous, which means that students are not expected to log on at any certain time as long as they complete their assignments. This allows parents and working individuals to complete their course on their own schedules.
Typically, students can expect to spend between six and nine hours completing work for one beginner’s class every week. More advanced classes can require between 16 and 19 hours weekly.
How much can students expect to pay in tuition?
The institution’s website states that tuition varies by the degree or certificate that a student is earning. For example, students who enroll in bachelor’s degree programs will pay about $1,560 per three-credit course, along with $240 in academic fees.
Individuals who wish to take master’s degree courses can expect to spend between $1,800 and $2,415 per three-credit class with an additional $240 in academic fees.
The doctorate degree program costs about $2,295 for each three-credit class and $765 for one-credit classes. Academic fees are $350.
Students will pay between $5,400 and $9,660 for certificate programs.
How can students apply?
According to the school website, Jones International University has different admissions requirements based on what students plan to study and which degree they wish to earn.
For example, students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree at the online institution can complete an application online and submit official high school, GED or associate’s degree transcripts. Bachelor’s degree seekers who wish to major in healthcare management or technology services management must have either an associate’s degree or a certificate in a related industry.
Individuals who want to enroll in a master’s degree program should complete an application on the school’s website and submit transcripts from a bachelor’s degree program. Specific graduate programs may also have additional requirements, depending on the major.
*Source Reference: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov