Around 4,000 people attend Jacksonville University, a institution based in Jacksonville, Fla. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Dolphins!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. The data for this synopsis comes from former JU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 309
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About This School

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394


Private School, For Sports Fans

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JU alumni find work in an assortment of industries including clinical care, the health care services industry, and the home health care industry. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Very few JU grads go into the acute care hospital industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Those with an education from JU earn an average of $61K.


The most lucrative professionals among JU alumni are Executive Directors; they earn a median annual salary of approximately $93K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $77K and about $72K, respectively, are Directors of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Managers. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Accountants — they bring in $51K.


Despite handing out the worst average salary ($62K), Jacksonville, Fla. holds on to its JU student population, and nearly two in five grads continue to reside in the city. JU alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Washington, DC where around $97K is the average pay. Other popular cities for JU alumni include nearby Orlando, Fla. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid JU alumni are those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration — they earn close to $107K on average per year. Those with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average around $42K per year.


JU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and less than ten percent of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Dolphins who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 63 percent more than other alumni ($100K on average). Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of grads as well. To plan for old age, a fair number of respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Jacksonville University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Hardin graduates, who earn about $61K on average, make a similar amount to JU grads. Other schools similar to JU include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach, Charleston Southern University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
910 1110
ACT Scores 19 24

Key Stats for Jacksonville University


61 %
39 %
$40,195 - $86,353
$40,451 - $98,262

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$38,746 - $86,226
$58,183 - $130,000
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