Complementary learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom can augment the academic program. Internships, co-curricular activities, community service, international experiences, and senior capstone courses provide students with opportunities to synthesize, integrate, and apply their knowledge. Such experiences make learning more meaningful and, ultimately, more useful because what students know becomes a part of who they are.
In 2011, JCU students report higher levels of enriching educational experiences than 2005 respondents. JCU also compares favorably on this benchmark to other NSSE institutions, including Jesuit and master’s colleges and universities.
- JCU has made significant progress on NSSE measures of diversity in the last six years.
- By the time they were seniors, 77% of JCU students have participated in community service or volunteer work.