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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.”

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

Join the Faculty of Theology for their Annual Spring Lecture 2020 as they welcome keynote speaker Dr. Michelle Lee-Barnewall in her presentation of Women in Leadership and Marriage: A Fresh Approach to Old Questions. Attend this exciting premier academic lecture at William Jessup University on February 13, 2020 at 7:00pm!

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…

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

Featured News

According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 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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Deep Thinking with a Biblical Perspective

Every February, the Faculty of Theology hosts its annual Spring Lecture Series, featuring some of the leading thinkers of our day. Dr. Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D. founded the series in Spring 2013 to give students, faculty, and the wider Sacramento community the opportunity to listen,…

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Marketing in the Real World

Jessup students in Professor Scott Alvord’s upper-division marketing classes learn how marketing aspects apply to everything from small businesses to major corporations.  His 2018 and 2019 marketing classes had a number of opportunities to take these theoretical concepts and apply them in the real…

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Jessup’s MBA Students Land in Top 1% in Business Simulation Challenge

Every semester, Jessup’s MBA students participate in a hands-on business simulation called CAPSIM ( Students work together in teams and compete against approximately 1500 other teams from top business schools across the nation including Stanford and Penn State. In this simulation, students become executive…

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Did You Know?

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

In 2018

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

In 2018

Jessup is home to more than 1700 students and almost 200 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.

U.S. News & World Report Also

Ranked Jessup as the 2nd Best College for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report Also

Ranked Jessup as the 4th 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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