John F Kennedy University

John F Kennedy University

John F. Kennedy University was established in 1965. This university's main campus is located in Pleasant Hill, California. Classes are also offered in satellite campuses in Campbell and Berkeley, California. More than 1,500 students enroll in JFKU every year.

John F. Kennedy University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition, continuing education opportunities and online programs are also available to the students of JFKU. The university has the following academic divisions under it:

  • Graduate School of Professional Psychology
  • School of Education and Liberal Arts
  • School of Holistic Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Management

Students at John F. Kennedy University are eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships like the Joy Feinberg Scholarship, the Olga Kendall Scholarship, Jacqueline Kennedy Scholarship, Management Scholarship, Marin Educational Foundation Scholarship, the Soroptomist Training Award, the Urban Teachers Scholarship and the Alice Walker Scholarship.

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John F Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill , CA 94523-4817
General Phone: (925) 969-3300

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John F Kennedy University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling274psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Liberal Arts52liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, museum studies, interdisciplinary studies
Law48law, legal assistant
Business and Management41business management, human resources development, business and related services
Fine Arts14fine arts, fine arts studies
Medicine13health professions
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy and religious studies
Education and Teaching4teacher ed
Mathematics0systems science and theory

Number of programs and degrees for John F Kennedy University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree28615
Post-master's certificate342
Award of less than 1 academic year133
Bachelor's degree578
Postbaccalaureate certificate515
Doctor's degree - professional practice111

John F Kennedy University Student Body

In 2007-2008, John F Kennedy University had a total enrollment of 1,565 students (1,023 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 28%
Graduate 72%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 86%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 7%
25-29 21%
30-34 17%
35-39 15%
40-49 23%
50-64 14%
65+ 0%

John F Kennedy University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pleasant Hill, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

John F Kennedy University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

John F Kennedy University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
John F Kennedy University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 448400)

John F Kennedy University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$69,49210$68,789
Associate professorcalendar year6$57,37712$64,055
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$53,271
All faculty totalcalendar year15$63,41325$64,654

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

John F Kennedy University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Human Resources Development

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies

Systems Science and Theory

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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