Why Support John Jay


As a City University of New York (CUNY) college, John Jay’s operational budget is supported by state and city funding as well as tuition revenue. Public funding allows John Jay to provide a superior education at a lower tuition rate, maintain small class size, retain a quality faculty and offer cutting-edge techniques and facilities.

However, limited resources are inadequate to support a college who strives to be recognized as a “world leader in educating for justice.”

Only through enhanced private support will John Jay College realize its full potential. John Jay  must rely on private donors to support everything from scholarships to curriculum support. Gifts and endowments also enable the college to meet the challenges of budget cuts and competing priorities that result in greater stresses on public institutions. Such private support enables John Jay to administer scholarships, awards and departmental funds through its fundraising arm, the John Jay College Foundation.

As a result, the John Jay Foundation provides aid each year to deserving John Jay College of Criminal Justice students. That support also helps to maintain dynamic and relevant curricula, connect with alumni and develop programs that insure a collaborative environment with industry professionals.

In short, private support ensures that John Jay College of Criminal Justice maintains its status as an international leader in the criminal justice arena.