69%

Acceptance Rate

$9,599

Avg.Financial Aid

002410

FAFSA Code

About Jackson State University (JSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,250

Website

www.jsums.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Founded in 1877, Jackson State University has a distinguished history that is rich in tradition and is known for educating men and women for leadership. It was established as Natchez, Mississippi for the intellectual and moral upliftment of the Christian leaders. The School moved to Jackson in 1882 and became Jackson College. The curriculum kept expanding and graduate and bachelor’s programs were introduced and it became Jackson State College in 1956. Further expansion of the curriculum in 1979 led to the foundation of Jackson State University.

Jackson State University, which is located in Jackson, MS is a public university. In 1877, Jackson State University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Jackson State University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is "Challenging Minds, Changing Lives" and its official colors are navy blue and white. The total enrolment stands at 7,020 (Fall 2019) students at Jackson State University. Around 5,152 and 1,868 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 450 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 77% of the students are 24 and under at Jackson State University. At JSU around 92% are Black or African American, 3% are white, and 2% are Non-resident alien. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 65% of the students are females and 35% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Morgan Freeman (Businessperson, Television producer), Walter Payton (American football player), Tim Barnett (American football player), and Bennie Thompson (Politician) in its 143 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 172 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), and ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). $60 million (2019) .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1em;height:1em;line-height:1;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{} is the total value of endowment of the Jackson State University.

Location & Contact

Address

1400 J R Lynch Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6019792121
Fax: 6019793445
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Jackson State University at the 537th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

69%

SAT Range

850 - 1068

ACT Range

17 - 22

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Jackson State University. It is a non-refundable amount. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 883-1080 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Jackson State University, must score 19 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 17 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. They can also call them at (601) 979-2121.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,541

Average Annual Cost

$7,876

Books And Supplies

$1,400

Other Fees

$175

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,400

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,178

Total One Year Cost

$24,029

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to JSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $23,512. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

53%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,059

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Social Work

112 Graduates

Biology, General

104 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

87 Graduates

Education, Other

63 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

62 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

56 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

52 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

45 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

39 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

26 Graduates

Civil Engineering

21 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

21 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

20 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

19 Graduates

Chemistry

16 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

16 Graduates

Computer Engineering

15 Graduates

Marketing

15 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

13 Graduates

Political Science and Government

10 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

9 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

9 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

9 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Sociology

8 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

7 Graduates

Music

6 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

3 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

3 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

3 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,331

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

61%

Full-time

91%

Part-time

9%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

3% White

0% Unknown

92% Black

1% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

62%

Out Of State

37%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$43,402 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

27%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,631/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,769/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,769/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

navy blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

219

Total Female Athletes

135

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

10

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At JSU, $9,702 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at JSU costs around $3,769 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 35% and 65%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$25,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$30,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,500

$36,211

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$265 - 376

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

65%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,599

Students Receiving Federal Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,680

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,160

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,223

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,531

$30K - $48K

$9,900

$48K - $75K

$7,387

$75K - $110K

$2,900

> $110K

$4,316

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,522,843

In case the students at Jackson State University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,882, whereas the financial aid is $6,506. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,255 as well as institutional aid worth $6,506. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Jackson State University add up to $14,522,843 per year.

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