Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader in Christian higher education. Before beginning a residential academic institution in 1893, Ashley S. Johnson began training men to preach through a mail correspondence school. Between the years of 1886 and 1912, Johnson enrolled nearly 3000 students in the Correspondence Bible College. Johnson University continues in the heritage of innovative educational delivery methods to this day through fully online degree programs.
Today the Johnson University System offers more than 50 affordable bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and online. Each campus reflects the University’s mission to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God. Johnson University Online is now recognized as one of the finest Christian universities online.
Affordable tuition was foundational to Johnson University and remains a guiding principle for the school. Still emblazoned on the walls of the flagship Tennessee campus are the words of founder Ashley Johnson: “Open day and night to the poor young man who desires above every other desire, to preach the Gospel of Christ.” Today, Johnson University continues to offer an affordable Christian education to those who desire to impact the world for Christ.
Johnson University has a strong reputation in the higher education community and has been a leader among Christian universities in accreditation for decades. Exceptional, caring faculty positively challenge students to excel in all areas of individual and group studies. As such, Johnson University graduates are known throughout the world for their knowledge, abilities, commitment, and character.
A Christian worldview permeates every program and activity in the Johnson University System. Each academic program maintains a strong biblical core to help prepare graduates to be well-rounded Christian leaders in whatever profession they choose.
Johnson University’s Online campus includes students from nearly every continent. The diversity of backgrounds and cultures enriches the educational experience for all students and increases the impact and reach of Johnson University across the globe.