The Tom Joyner Foundation named Johnson C. Smith University as the February 2014 School of the Month. The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Johnson C. Smith University as part of its ongoing effort to assist HBCUs in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students in college.
As the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month,’ JCSU will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties in February. The radio show, aired in 115 markets across the nation, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.
U.S. News and World Report ranked JCSU 14th among HBCUs in 2013. The university exceeds the national average in the number of female students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The university is also recognized nationally for its Foster Village Network Center, a unique program supporting the needs of emancipated foster care youths who desire a college education.