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Jackson State University

1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS

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Jackson State University is a public historically black institution located in Jackson, MS. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Enrollment at JSU exceeds 8,700 annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs JSU offers:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. The majority of students at JSU scored in a range of 17 - 20 on the ACT exam. Roughly 30% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 32% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found at oim.jsums.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $6,100, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Housing is available for students, which costs about $4,400 annually. Students attending JSU may be eligible for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Jackson State University Tigers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to learn more about JSU can visit their website at http://www.jsums.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Jackson State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Jackson State University is around 9,800 students, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.

$12,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. 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 estimates are between $6,900-$8,200 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$340 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $700-$840 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 Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$10,930
Receiving Student Loans74%$7,162
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Jackson State University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Jackson State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Music Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

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

  • Baseball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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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 Jackson 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 (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    67.52%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    94%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    18:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    30

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $8,148