Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive university serving northeast Alabama by extending knowledge, skills, and resources to the community and the global market through classroom lecture and distance education, research, and service.
Established - February 22, 1883
First name - Jacksonville State Normal School
Name changes -
1929- Jacksonville State Teachers College
1957- Jacksonville State College
1966- Jacksonville State University
Motto - Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius (I have reared a monument more enduring than bronze)
School Colors - Red and White
School Mascot - Gamecock
Current President - Dr. John M. Beehler (2015- )
Past Presidents of JSU - James G. Ryals (1883-1885); J. Harris Chappell (1885-1886); Carlton Bartlett Gibson (1886-1892); J.B. Jarrett (1892-1893); Jacob Forney IV (1893-1899); Clarence William Daugette (1899-1942); Houston Cole (1942-1971); Ernest Stone (1971-1981); Theron E. Montgomery (1981-1986); Harold J. McGee (1986-1999); William A. Meehan (1999-2015).
Board of Trustees -
Hon. Dr. Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama (ex officio)
Mr. Jim Bennett, Chairman
Senator Vivian Davis Figures
Ms. Gale Saxon Main
Mr. William Ronald Smith
Mr. James L. Coxwell, Sr.
Mr. Clarence W. Daugette III
Mr. Randall Jones
Mr. Thomas W. Dedrick, Sr.
Mr. Tony Ingram
Mr. Randy Owen
Academic Divisions -
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Commerce and Business Administration
College of Education and Professional Studies
College of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University Library Services
Degrees Offered -
JSU offers more than 150 courses of study including 24 graduate majors, eight graduate degrees and our first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Science in Emergency Management. We also offer more than 35 completely online programs.
Regional Economic Impact - $336.6 million
Total Employment Impact - At least 7,950
Revenue received by county, city governments as a result of JSU related spending - More than $14.8 million
Recent construction/expansion of infrastructure - Renovations to the softball facility included a new state of the art press box and new locker room facilities, renovated dugouts and new stadium seating for more than 550 fans. Current construction- renovation of the Pete Mathews Coliseum, including new flooring and seating.
Enrollment - 8,659 (Fall 2014)
204 International students, representing 61 countries, were enrolled at JSU.
In Fall 2013, 42% of JSU students were enrolled in at least one of the almost 470 courses we offer online.
Full-time, part-time faculty and staff - 1,104
Year End Revenue as of September 30, 2013 - $120,866,904
Infrastructure - 79 buildings across 464 acres in Jacksonville, Alabama as well as off-site locations in Anniston, Gadsden, and Fort Payne.
Alumni - 53,869 Living
The JSU National Alumni Association has 27 chapters scattered around the globe.