John F. Kennedy University

Bay Area nonprofit offering innovative social justice and law programs

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About John F. Kennedy University

Founded in 1965, John F. Kennedy University is a fully accredited, nonprofit university focused on community and social justice, largely through graduate and doctoral programs in law. JFK University offers a collaborative learning environment with programs available on campus in the Bay Area or online.

JFKu Online, powered by FlexCourse℠, provides a unique teaching and learning platform that offers on-demand online courses. FlexCourse℠ gives students the flexibility to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, on their own time, while still enjoying close interaction with their course instructors.

JFK University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. The College of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

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John F. Kennedy University Fast Facts

  • Bay Area nonprofit
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs
  • On-campus and online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose
  • Self-paced online degree programs
  • Service learning and internships
  • 15,000 alumni worldwide
  • Yellow Ribbon school

John F. Kennedy University Highlights

Explore Our Programs

Learn more about JFK University’s programs in law, business, and psychology.

Service Learning Model

Students participate in impactful learning opportunities connected to service, including internships, clinicals, and fieldwork.

In the Community

JFKU is dedicated to serving the community through service-learning projects, public educational programming, and events.

JFKU Legal Clinics

Second- and third-year law students offer free legal services to underrepresented community members and seniors.

Meet Our President

John F. Kennedy University President Thomas Stewart, Ph.D., has been actively involved in education reform and innovation for nearly 20 years. He has co-founded and led 20 organizations within and across nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.

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