Brenau University announces shift in Jacksonville to all remote learning reflecting student learning preferences

Nov 9, 2020
Brenau Staff

As more students migrate to remote learning and support to meet their individual preferences, Brenau University plans to close its physical Jacksonville, Florida, regional campus effective July 31, 2021, pending approval by its accrediting agency.

The number of students in the Jacksonville region taking classes remotely has increased significantly in recent years. All current students in the region are taking courses remotely, and Brenau will continue instruction and support services for those students without interruption.

“The vast majority of our Jacksonville students have been adult learners,” said Jim Eck, Brenau’s provost and vice president of academic affairs. “As Brenau has become a regional leader in remote learning and support, it has naturally followed that especially our adult learners have gravitated to this mode of instruction. Going forward, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a world-class education to residents in the Jacksonville region remotely in a more effective and efficient way.”

Brenau University began offering courses in Jacksonville in 2015. The university has been a leader in remote learning and support for over 20 years.

In addition to its historic Gainesville, Georgia, campus and other city locations, Brenau offers classes online, on ground and hybrid in the Georgia cities of Norcross and Fairburn.