The university was founded in 1958. It is a training center for Jilin provincial teachers, and has trained more than 22,000 teachers in recent years via various types of seminars and classes.
Jilin Normal University covers more than 920,000 square meters totally and its building area covers more than 500,000 square meters. It has 22 colleges, 2 teaching sections, 27 research institutions, and 117 labs now. Its teaching staff contains 1493 persons, wherein 994 persons are full-time teachers. There are 10 doctorate tutors, 230 master’s degree tutors, 212 professors, and 210 associate professors teaching 55 undergraduate majors in this school.