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700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL

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Jacksonville State University, a public institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Jacksonville, Alabama, the school offers a suburban setting for students to study in. About 9,500 students enroll at Jacksonville State University yearly.

Students may pick from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to apply to JSU. Scores in a range of 18 to 25 on the ACT or 830 to 1040 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. This school has an acceptance rate of about 84% of which only 50% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at jsu.edu.

The tuition at JSU varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $8,400 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $17,000 annually. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $3,700 each year. This school may offer financial aid for students that are eligible by way of grants and loans.

The mascot for Jacksonville State University is the "Gamecocks", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students should visit the Jacksonville State University website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Jacksonville State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into JSU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 26
ACT ® Math17 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into JSU

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into JSU.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants3,400
Granted Admissions2,844 (84%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,414 (50%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Jacksonville State University is about 9,500. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 15% enrolling as graduate students and 85% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $8,000-$9,500
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,080
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $530-$640 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$7,197
Receiving Student Loans58%$6,570

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Jacksonville State University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Jacksonville State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 32%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years11%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Jacksonville State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Jacksonville State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Public Health, Community Nurse (C, M)

Education

Security and Protective Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)

History

Public Administration and Social Services

Psychology

Communications and Journalism

  • Radio and Television (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Drama (B)

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B, M)

Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technologies (B, M)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (B)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology (B)
  • Manufacturing Technology (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Physical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)

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