We are an independent historically Black university located in Charlotte, N.C. that continues to gain a national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in innovative, socially conscious ways to empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders.
Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the country and the nation’s fifth fastest-growing large city. A hub for banking, finance, fintech and energy, Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the United States. Johnson C. Smith University is located within the city’s vibrant urban core.
JCSU offers a progressive curriculum with 23 degree-seeking programs to more than 1,040 students who come from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. The enriching environment enables students to explore and grow — intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually — and develop a sense of social responsibility.
JCSU is committed to hiring expert faculty members who prepare students for rewarding careers by helping them develop the professional and social skills needed for workforce success.
The University has strong community relationships and strategic partnerships with businesses, corporations and professional groups. As an active community partner, JCSU serves as a catalyst for building and sustaining assets in the surrounding neighborhoods and throughout the city.
Johnson C. Smith University continues to evolve into a 21st century university that builds upon its long legacy of producing compassionate and forward-thinking leaders.