Johnson C. Smith University, or JCSU, was founded as the Biddle Memorial Institute in 1867. It became the Biddle University in 1876, and in 1923, the institute was renamed Johnson C. Smith University. JCSU currently occupies a 105-acre campus in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2004, the US News & World Report ranked JCSU 2nd among all colleges in the south. Johnson C. Smith University offers degree programs through the following academic divisions:
The athletics department of Johnson C. Smith University fields men's and women's teams in basketball, bowling, cross country, softball, track and field, volleyball, tennis, and football. The teams are nicknamed the Golden Bulls, and they compete in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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