Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader in Christian higher education. The University’s flagship campus in Knoxville, Tennessee, was established by Ashley S. Johnson as the “School of the Evangelists” primarily to train preachers. The School was later renamed “Johnson Bible College,” then “Johnson University” as the scope of the School’s offerings expanded to include additional strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God. Johnson University Florida was founded in 1975 as Central Florida Bible College. In 1985, the College received 40 acres of land in Kissimmee as a donation from the Chapman family. A new campus was constructed on that property, and the College was renamed Florida Christian College. In July of 2013, Florida Christian College merged with Johnson University and was renamed Johnson University Florida. As part of the Johnson University System, the School remains focused on equipping individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God. Located in a culturally diverse community just outside Orlando, Johnson University Florida maintains a close-knit family environment and high academic standards across a range of bachelor’s programs.
Johnson educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.
Do you have a vision for a better world? If so, what is your part in it, and what preparation do you need to be successful? For more than 120 years, Johnson University has helped bright, service-minded students answer that very question. Our challenging curriculum and Christ-centered environment provide a powerful combination that fosters strong bonds, bold purpose and endless possibilities.
Located in the heart of the Sunshine State, Johnson University Florida provides a quality, affordable Christian education for those who desire to impact their world for Christ. Johnson University Florida is committed to high academic standards and a close-knit family environment in the context of a culturally diverse community. JUFL bachelor's programs – each with a biblical and arts & sciences core – include Bible and theology, ministry leadership, teacher education, intercultural studies, counseling, nonprofit management, business, music and worship and preaching.
Formerly Florida Christian College, Johnson University Florida is part of the Johnson University System and is accredited by SACSCOC and ABHE. JUFL offers bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., and associate's programs across three campuses - in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and online. Each campus reflects the University's mission to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God.
JUFL offers a variety of NCCAA sports for men and women. Visit our athletics website for more information at johnsonsuns.com.