Why JMU?

God, Education, and Freedom

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“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.”

- Plato

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Hello and Welcome to John Melvin University. We are happy that you are considering JMU as your higher education home. It is no secret that today’s higher education institutions face challenging times. We have witnessed an increase in troubling problems with higher education.  Millions of Americans are not finishing their college degrees, and those who do lack the critical thinking, problem-solving, and writing skills to succeed in today’s workforce. 

John Melvin University recognized 3 major problems with higher education and opportunities for students.

  1. Lack of Insight: Families are picking colleges without understanding exactly what they are getting in return for their educational investment.  Many universities are focused more on recruiting to increase enrollment without focusing on the quality instruction necessary to ensure the successful advancement of the graduates.

  2. Lack of Opportunities: Due to current college athletes receiving an extra year of eligibility and the passing of the One-Time transfer rule, there are now limited opportunities for high school and Junior College student-athletes.

  3. Lack of Christian Influence: The lack of Christian inclusion and the increased push of political opinions by instructors are destroying the ethics of higher education.

The good news is that the leadership team and the Board of Directors of John Melvin University understand what is happening on campuses and beyond, and are ready to meet the challenges it faces. Our view is a positive one. These challenges are amazing opportunities to elevate JMU to a new normal, where creativity and innovation lead the way to limitless possibilities. JMU is not a traditional online university. We require our students to get out and learn hands-on by shadowing and observing professionals in their field of study. At JMU, we believe that learning hands-on is much more valuable and students will experience better opportunities to succeed than the traditional lecture approach to learning. We hope that John Melvin University is a good fit for your academic and spiritual needs. Our goal is to build a brighter future through a high-quality non-denominational Christian Education and provide a college experience so exciting that everyone wants to be a part of it. 

 Sincerely, 

Jean Melvin

Founder / CFO

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