PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, announced today that it will be opening a new South Bay campus in San Jose in the fall of 2011. The campus, which will be located at 3031 Tisch Way in San Jose, will begin offering Legal Studies programs in fall 2011 and, in January 2012, become the new home of the graduate and undergraduate psychology programs currently offered at John F. Kennedy University’s campus in Campbell.
For more than two decades, John F. Kennedy's South Bay campus has been located at the Campbell Community Center, a historic complex of buildings which housed the City of Campbell's first high school. The relocation to San Jose offers a series of significant upgrades to enhance the learning experience for students, as well as affords the University an opportunity to significantly expand and strengthen its presence in the South Bay.
The initial step in this expansion is the addition of the Bachelor of Legal Studies and Paralegal Certificate programs to JFK University’s South Bay offerings. These programs, approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), will be offered at the San Jose campus starting in fall 2011.
In January 2012, the Legal Studies programs will be joined by the Master of Arts programs in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and the Bachelor completion program in Psychology currently offered at the University’s Campbell location.
About John F. Kennedy University
Founded in 1964, John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, was among the first institutions of higher education in California committed to lifelong learning for adults. Today, the University’s three Colleges and Continuing Education division provide innovative higher education opportunities to more than 2,000 professionals who, despite a full range of life responsibilities, are determined to advance their education and improve their future. The Continuing Education division provides professional development education to more than 2,500 individuals per year. A pioneer of education that integrates theory and practice, John F. Kennedy University and its students touch the lives of more than 30,000 people in Bay Area communities every year through their support of outreach centers and public programs. For more information, visit www.JFKU.edu.
About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. In addition to John F. Kennedy University, the affiliates of the National University System are National University; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the National University System Institute for Policy Research, National University Golf Academy, and the Center for Integrative Health. For more information, visit: www.nusystem.org.