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Uncommon: Anything But Ordinary

Jessup provides an uncommon experience by combining a highly relational community with a Christ-centered academic experience focused on how to think instead of what to think.

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Actively Shaping the Future

What is it like to explore, solve, share, and defend tough social economical issues? Our Business and Public Policy seniors get to do just that with our Capstone projects and presentations.

Making an Impact Here and Afar

Recent Department of Education Graduate, Rachel, is serving our community as a teacher in a South Sacramento school. She found her passion for teaching while at Jessup and she now inspires young students to chase after and obtain their dreams.

Created to Tell a Story

Jessup Arts explores creativity through music, visual arts, and performing & theatre arts. Our music students have recorded at Skywalker Ranch. Our Theatre Arts students perform once a semester and have been called, “The best performance between Tahoe and San Francisco.”

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Staying Christ-Centered in the Center of it All


Jessup undergraduate degrees prepare students for a career and graduate school featuring quality Liberal Arts curriculum, founded on the integration of faith and academia.


Master conceptual frameworks while understanding theory, and relevant methodologies to become an employable and successful leader.

Degree Completion

We are committed to your degree goal. Finish stronger, earn a degree that has high academic standards interwoven with Biblical principles.


A high quality, enriching educational experience for distant learners. Courses designed to reflect the best practices in online education.

Upcoming Events


Jessup’s Second Stage Presents: Much Ado About Nothing

February 14-23, 2020
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing treats the audience to a hilarious battle of wits and words with the original romantic-comedy couple Beatrice and Benedick.
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Night of Classics 2020

March 20-22, 2020
Join us for Jessup Music's annual benefit concert series: Night of Classics! In this celebration of the Spirit of America, you will hear new renditions of favorite patriotic classics, fun American throwbacks, and a few anthems that are sure to delight!
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Preview Day Spring 2020

March 27, 2020
RSVP for our biggest event where students from across the country join us for Chapel, campus tours, sample classes, lunch and Q&A panels!

Alumni Networking Reception

March 31, 2020
Catch up with your Jessup cohorts and professors, network with Jessup’s business and ministry partners, and learn about exciting new developments in our Adult Degree Completion (ADC) and graduate programs while you enjoy an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments.

Career & Internship Expo 2020

April 1, 2020
William Jessup University invites you to attend its annual Career & Internship EXPO. All employers who are currently or imminently hiring are welcome to attend.** This event is open to the public.

Healing Father Wounds: A gathering for men of all ages

February 20th

The growth of fatherlessness in our country has grown from 4.4 million to 36.3 million youth 18 and younger from…


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According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 rankings Jessup ranked second in the Regional Colleges West category; second in the Best Colleges…

Discover your purpose and reach your goals by earning a flexible, affordable online degree at William Jessup University. We offer professional programs that feature personalized…

William Jessup University is ranked #2 in Regional Colleges West. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of…

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A Match Made at Preview Day

Freshman Alyssa Flores dreamed of attending a Christian college where she could get involved in a theater and music program. She was encouraged to check out Jessup after a friend from church recommended it. “I came to a Preview Day and thought, ‘Wow, I…

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Excellence on the Course and in the Classroom

We are proud of our student-athletes and their dedication to their sport and their academics. Balancing a full class load with a rigorous sports schedule takes determination, commitment, and exceptional time management skills. “With the added requirements of a sport on top of the…

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A Degree for the Digital Age

In the ever-evolving digital world, it can be intimidating for a university’s communication department to stay relevant and keep up with the accelerating pace of change. That’s not the case for Jessup’s Digital Communication and Design program. “We’ve put together a fantastically multi-purpose degree,”…

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Did You Know?

In 1939 the Bible School that would become Jessup started with just 14 students in San Jose

Did You Know?

Jessup's production of Scrooge won 9 of 12 Elly Awards for musical achievement.

Did You Know?

Jessup is home to more than 1700 students and over 250 faculty.

Life as a Warrior

The Jessup Student Activities group is committed to engage the whole student in partnership with academics through multiple avenues of programming and media to continue their education, spiritual formation and directed experiences.

U.S. News & World Report

Ranked Jessup as the 2nd Best Regional College in the West.

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Ranked Jessup as the 2nd Best College for Veterans

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Ranked Jessup as the 5th Best Value School

Hope Focused

Jessup students and faculty work in partnership with the local church and surrounding communities to build a foundation of hope focused solutions that are beggining to answer some of California's tougher questions. Find out how Jessup can partner with you.

``We believe that students can and should become more spiritually thriving during college. We believe that students can and should receive a quality liberal arts education that equips them to think and behave well as followers of Christ.``

John Jackson, Ph.D. - President

In partnership with the Church, the purpose of William Jessup University is to educate transformational leaders for the glory of God.

JESSUP Mission Statement

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