About JCSU

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University has been ranked several times by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South.

Welcome to JCSU!

We are a private liberal arts university with proud HBCU traditions and a future aimed at diversity. We enroll approximately 1,600 highly talented and motivated students from various backgrounds. Our faculty and staff members are equally as unique, coming from all over the world.

We invite you to learn more about our rich history and our ambitious vision for the university's future.


Engaging Charlotte

Partners in the Charlotte community.

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Our University

Our history and plans for the future.

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Our President

President Clarence D. Armbrister

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Visit Us

Get directions to campus.

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