Getting a college education can be one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences that a person can have in their life. The experience of college can connect you with people and teach you so many things beyond the academic. But not everyone can afford to go to the best schools in their area. Luckily, with each state and location, there are several schools that easier to access and easier to afford while still providing the very best in higher education. Among the best of these schools includes Jones College.
Jones College is a private college located in Jacksonville, in the state of Florida. The school was established in 1918 as a local college. Jones College is non-profit school ever since it was established. The school has an average enrollment of just under 700 students. Jones offers courses in management, business, education, medical assistant training, general studies, and computer science.
The main campus of the school is found on the eastern banks of the St. Johns River in Arlington, which is found downtown of Jacksonville. A second satellite campus is found in the area of Murray Hill on the Westside of Jacksonville. There was also a third location, but it closed in 2010. Aside from traditional classes, Jones also offers distance learning and online classes. The school has a faculty to student ration of 1:21 on the main campus classrooms.
Although the school is not regionally accredited, the school gets national accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools or the ACICS. Jones College has also been certified to grant diplomas, degrees, and certificates at the bachelor's level of academic study by the Commission for Independent Education or the CIE.
The school is also noted for Jones College Radio, a non-commercialized radio show broadcast on the school’s station WKTZ-FM. The radio station is on 24 hours a day, with the music set to easy listening, or what the broadcasters call beautiful music. Jones College Radio started out in 1964 as an AM station, but it switched out to FM radio in 1973. The station is known throughout the area ad it is played in most businesses and offices along the coast. . Jones College also operates WJAX-AM 1220. The music can be accessed through the station’s website.
Choosing the right college is a very important decision and every person has to take seriously. Each student has to take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice. There are a lot of options available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making sure of their choice. In the end, each student will benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Jones College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities for the future.