With its vision to become the center of excellence among institutions of higher learning, Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) is dynamically and consciously applying for various strategies and techniques to cope with the ever changing demands of the society and to maintain its excellent performance in academic endeavor. It is a big challenge for the University to accommodate the needs of Zamboanga del Norte and neighboring provinces by providing competent graduates capable of embarking development to their working places.
The University, with the capacity to provide quality and relevant higher and advanced education in various fields, offers 3 doctorate degree programs, 18 master’s degree programs, 50 bachelor’s degree programs, 10 non-degree programs, 15 short-term courses and corporate high school. Advanced education programs are on the fields of education, public administration and management, rural development, health and nursing, arts and sciences, criminology, technological and vocational education and agriculture courses. On the other hand, higher education focuses on the fields of engineering, arts and sciences, criminology, industrial and information technology, teacher education, agriculture, forestry and fishery, maritime education, tourism, hotel and restaurant management, nursing and allied health sciences, public and business administration, commerce and accountancy, law, nontraditional courses and other relevant fields of study.
Being an institution of higher learning, JRMSU is challenged to maintain and embark quality and relevant education to its clienteles. In response to this, degree programs of the University passed stringent scrutiny of the Accreditation Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008. Technical-Vocational courses have been accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The submission of the curricular programs also served as a motivation to make improvements in the University’s faculty qualifications, equipment, and facilities, ensuring the fulfillment of its objective for quality and relevant education. In fact, the University has 17 AACCUP accredited programs, 2 ISO accredited programs, and 15 TESDA accredited technical-vocational courses.