Our Alma Mater so proudly stands
Proclaiming truth to every land,
Exalting Christ our aim shall be
As we march on to victory.
As we go forth from Thy dear walls
To answer duty's urgent calls,
Thy memories ever dear shall be,
We hail thee ever, our J.B.C.
Purple and Gold
Jacksonville College exists to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning.
Statement of Faith
A deep faith in God is the foundation of Jacksonville College. The college believes that no education is complete until a student understands who God is and how to relate to Him through His Son Jesus Christ. Doctrinal beliefs influence all that the college does and teaches.
Jacksonville College recognizes certain basic tenets of the Christian faith. The following are basic doctrinal distinctives but not exhaustive of all our beliefs:
The Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God and is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice.
There is one and only one living and triune God. He is Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe.
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation, Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
Man is the special creation of God, who created us male and female.
Salvation is the gracious act of God through faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Believers are to mature in the faith through discipleship and serve God and others through a New Testament Church.
Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth. Christ will judge all men according to His will.
The Bible is the authority. The college's doctrinal expressions are found in
(1) Baptist Missionary Association of Texas Doctrinal Statement (Jacksonville College is owned and operated by the BMA of Texas)
(2) Southern Baptist Convention Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (Jacksonville College is affiliated with the SBTC)
Objectives and Initiatives
Provide a Christ-centered, quality education that prepares students for further educational endeavors.
Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."
Perpetuate a distinctly Christian environment in every dimension of college life.
2 Timothy 2:2, "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."
Promote lifelong learning for students, faculty, staff, and community.
2 Timothy 2:15, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
Pursue our vision for growth in enrollment, operations, endowments, and capital improvements.
2 Corinthians 8:21, "For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men."
Produce students who are equipped for Christian servant leadership in the global community.
Matthew 5:13-16, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Matthew 28:19-20, "Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."
Jacksonville College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097. Telephone number 404.679.4301. Jacksonville College is accredited to award the following: Associate Degree, Junior College Diploma, and Continuing Education.
Quality Enhancement Plan
Jacksonville College's 2020 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) "Going the Distance with Distance Education," embodies the institutions determination to strengthen student success in online education courses. The 2020 QEP goal is to create a system that provides the necessary student support to enable students enrolled in online courses, whether part time or full time, to understand that they can impact their own success with personal commitment and effort.
Over the five-year period from 2020-2025, the QEP will emphasize:
student support in the forms of tutoring online
faculty training and course management
strategies to increase online interaction between instructors and students as well as among online students.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Full Version of the Strategic Plan