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John F Kennedy University

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a one-of-a-kind liberal arts college established in 1964 which emphasizes criminal justice, fire science, and other public service-related fields. Located in the heart of Manhattan's West Side, when students are done studying crime fighting for the day, Lincoln Center and the Broadway Theatre District are within walking distance.

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a one-of-a-kind liberal arts college established in 1964 which emphasizes criminal justice, fire science, and other public service-related fields. Located in the heart of Manhattan's West Side, when students are done studying crime fighting for the day, Lincoln Center and the Broadway Theatre District are within walking distance.

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With nationally recognized programs, John F. Kennedy University offers innovative and flexible higher education opportunities to enable you to achieve success in your professional and personal goals.

Founded in 1964, JFK University is a fully accredited private university in the San Francisco Bay area and a member of the National University System. The University offers undergraduate-completion programs, graduate and doctorate degrees and certificates in the fields of psychology, law, management, liberal arts, holistic studies and museum studies.

You will find the faculty and staff at JFK University committed to supporting you throughout your academic experience and beyond. Our collaborative learning environment will challenge you to expand your intellect and prepare you to contribute to your profession and community. Our class schedule is flexible to fit in with today's busy lifestyles, with classes held late afternoons, early evenings and weekends at our Campbell, Pleasant Hill, Berkeley and Costa Mesa locations.

At John F. Kennedy University, we believe in a practical learning approach, so a field component is integrated into many of our programs. Graduate psychology students get first-hand experience in providing counseling services at one of the University's three community counseling centers. Second- and third-year law students have the opportunity to work as certified legal interns at on-site legal clinics. Students enjoy unique program outcomes through our dynamic, hands-on internships offered in our Sport Psychology and Museum Studies programs.

We invite you to change your future...start today in a degree or certificate program at John F. Kennedy University.

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 279
Gender 30% Male / 70% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 27% Full Time / 73% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 39%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 5%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 28%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

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Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Psychology (58%), Legal Assistant/Paralegal (24%), Business Administration and Management (8%), Systems Science and Theory (4%), Social Sciences (1%), Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Any instructional program in philosophy and religion not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program with a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and solution of complex problems, requiring a combined approach using data and models from the natural, social, technological, behavioral and life sciences, and other specialized fields.

Bachelor's

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

Interim President Charles Mac Powell, PhD
President Charles Mac Powell, PhD
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 42
Student : Faculty Ratio 4 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 35 : 64
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,320 Same as On-Campus
Fees $348 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $22,668 $22,668

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.jfku.edu.

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