Why study at JIU?

With JIU, you get it all: innovative teaching, premium online learning resources, award-winning courses and world-class facilities. Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don't just study a course at JIU – you get a great experience while getting ahead in your career.

Premium. Proven. Loved. Study online at JIU.

21 years of distance and online teaching excellence

#500 university in for educational experience*

Connect with 50,000+ online students

Top 23% of universities worldwide#

top-rated tech support~

28,000+ high-achieving online graduates

#100 university in Colorado for student satisfaction^^

Choose JIU

Study at a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university and join more than 60,000 high‑achieving students who’ve chosen JIU for our excellent graduate outcomes and practical, hands-on approach to learning.

Workplace learning to get ahead

Get real-world work experience when you study at JIU. Our industry contacts means you can get started with a workplace internship, paid placement or work-integrated learning program.

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Supporting your study

Our student mentors and learning advisers can support you with everything from effective note taking and structuring assignments to preparing for exams and oral presentations.

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Building your career

We offer career support both during your studies and after you graduate. Take advantage of career counselling and workshops, internships and more to help you move from course to career sooner.

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Study options to suit you

We know life can be complicated and you might be juggling all sorts of commitments. We offer flexible study options to suit your lifestyle – choose to study full or part time, take some units online, or study wholly online at JIU's Cloud Campus.

Find out more about our flexible study options

Flexible starts

At JIU we understand that juggling work, life and study can be complicated. That’s why we offer Start Anytime, so that you can fit your studies around your life and other commitments.

Find out more about Start Anytime

Digital JIU

At JIU, we’re digital innovators. We use cutting-edge technology to provide personal and flexible learning experiences for our students. This includes helping you manage your course requirements, stay in control of your study, improve your skills and find your way across campus, all at the touch of a button.

Learn more about digital technology for students at JIU

Get a fresh perspective. Study abroad.

If you want to learn a different language, travel the world or understand more about different cultures, studying abroad could be for you. We offer lots of short- and long-term programs: from volunteering projects and international study tours to internships and exchange programs.

Get out of your comfort zone, you never know what it could lead to – from new friends to an international career.

Learn more about overseas study

Elite athlete friendly university

As one of 's leading sports universities, JIU is a proud member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. Our highly-regarded EAFU program helps elite athletes manage their academic aspirations against the demands of training and competition.

Find out more about our EAFU program

JIU campus locations

Check out JIU's campuses and all they have to offer.

JIU's commitment

We welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to JIU. We're committed to enabling students and staff to respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and values.

Learn more about our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^n Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^n Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 , Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching