Johnson C. Smith University

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Johnson C. Smith University


  • 62% have a job after 6 months
  • 70% have a job after 1 year
  • 95% have a job after 2 years


$15,004 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


The James B. Duke Library renovation was completed in September 1999. The infrastructure of the new library was designed to accommodate changes brought about by the technological revolution in the way information is exchanged and accessed. The building is a state of the art facility with 56,553 square feet and seating for 430. The library also houses the Inez Moore Parker Archives and Research Center with a total shelving capacity of 1,260 linear feet.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 97,302 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 291 current serial subscriptions.
  • 176,312 microforms.
  • 1,299 Audio/Visual items.
  • 22,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Biddle Memorial Hall, a historical building, was constructed in 1883 and renovated in 2004. The newly renovated building houses the university administrative units. The new facility availble in the building includes new computer systems, climate conditioning, modern lighting and electrical systems, and a 600-seat auditorium.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,650 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 470 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 528 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 60 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,600 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.



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co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 70% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 32% of housing units are Singles.
  • 68% of housing units are Doubles.
  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: CIAA Basketball Tournament Tour, Weekly Aerobics Program, Movies, Dance Social, Leadership Institute, Bullfest Celebration, African Dance Classes, International Poetry Festival
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 67 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, Delta Psi Kappa, Pi Delta Tau Education Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Honors’ College
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Christian Association, Muslim Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People); National Association of Black Accountants (NABA); National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE); Student North Carolina Association of Educators; W. E. B. DuBois Sociology Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Music Business and Technology Club, Communication Arts Club, Debate Society, Science Club, Pre-law Society, Ronald Walter Johnson Gospel Choir
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) JCSU Student News (monthly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte, NC (10), Charlotte, NC (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte, NC (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte, NC (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 5,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 17% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 11% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited

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