Discover JSU

Where you’re going is a home away from home. Living on campus can be a very memorable element of your college experience. Our mission is to foster a vibrant living and learning-centered community that cultivates personal development, celebrates diversity, promotes leadership, and enhances the educational experience of each resident. At JSU, you will find that residence halls are in the middle of it all and convenient to your classes and campus activities.

More than 80 percent of JSU students receive some form of financial aid. Over $80 million was awarded last year in scholarships, loans, grants, or campus employment. Our Financial Aid staff is always ready to serve you and answer all of your questions.

You will make close friends and still meet someone new every day. At Jacksonville State University, we realize that your education and experiences are not strictly gained in a classroom. Campus involvement plays a tremendous role in developing not only your mind, but also you as a person. Share your voice by participating in the Student Government Association. Apply to join the Freshman Forum and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Volunteer to lend a hand and support one of our many community service projects. With more than a hundred clubs and organizations, you will find endless opportunities on campus to meet new people and make new friends. 

With all of these opportunities, and more that are available at the "friendliest campus in the south," you're bound to become the person you strive to be.

Bibb Graves Hall

JSU at a Glance

Located in the Appalachian foothills almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU has grown from very humble beginnings as a state teachers college in 1883 into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs.

Learn More About JSU
President Beehler with students

President Beehler's Message

"It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as the 12th President of Jacksonville State University and to welcome you to the 'Friendliest Campus in the South.'  Every day we strive to provide a smile and world class customer service to all who choose to call JSU home…"

President Beehler's Website

Houston Cole Library

Let's Meet

Visiting campus is the best way to decide if JSU will be your future home. Take a weekday tour of campus or attend a Preview Day, and explore all that JSU and our beautiful area have to offer. We take Southern hospitality seriously here, and we can't wait to show you around! 

Plan a Visit
News Camera

Read All About It

There is never a dull moment on a college campus. New programs and facilities, research, a full slate of academic and cultural activities, and a very active student, faculty and staff population fill our days with great stories.

The Latest News from JSU
JSU Employees

Join Our Team

Our employees come from all walks but have one thing in common: We are committed to student engagement and success. If you want to help shape the future in the company of passionate colleagues, explore current job postings.

Careers at JSU

Bicycling the Ladiga Trail

Find Your Way

When you're on the right path, you'll know. The path to your future begins at Jacksonville State University. Follow the link below for directions to campus as well as interactive and printable campus maps, including a campus parking map. 

Maps and Directions