Jones College is one of the eleven residential colleges of Rice University in Houston, Texas. And it is a private college in Jacksonville, Florida and established in 1918. Jones College, originally Jones Business College, held its first classes in a private home. It later became the first business college to have a student dormitory. Jones College offered degrees in business, information technology, and the medical, legal and education fields. It was certified to operate in Florida by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and approved by CIE to grant degrees at both the associate's level the bachelor's level of academic study.