54%

Acceptance Rate

$8,167

Avg.Financial Aid

001020

FAFSA Code

About Jacksonville State University (JSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,479

Website

www.jsu.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

Jacksonville State University (JSU) is a public university founded in 1883 and is located at Jacksonville in Alabama. Jacksonville State University offers programs in bachelor's, master's education specialist, and doctor's degree. Programs include business, education, applied engineering, nursing, social work, drama, art, music, computer science, family and consumer science, and communication.

Some of the notable alumni of the university are Jim Folsom Jr., Harlan Mathews, Hugh D. Merril, and many more.

  • The acceptance rate is 54%.

  • There are 8,479 students in total which includes 7,321 as undergraduates.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 78% and for their part-time counterparts is 46%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 18:1 at the university.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 35%.

  • The accreditation to the university is given by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC).


Online Education at JSU

The university provides 44 online programs across 13 disciplines including Business Management, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Safety, Education, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Administration, Health Science, Human Services, and Psychology.

University provides 24 hours of technical assistance to online students helping instructors develop and deliver the highest quality, most engaging and effective online classes possible.

The course materials and activities are delivered using a Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas.


Reviews

  • The overall atmosphere at the college is excellent. The professors are very caring and worry about the student's futures. Scholarships and other financial aid options are easily available for the eligible students. It is known as the 'friendliest campus in the south'.

  • The campus life is outstanding. The students are supportive of each other and the community is like a family. They teach the students how to be competent individuals in their respective fields.

  • The community is diverse, giving a great mingling opportunity with various cultures. The academics are exhaustive but the professor's approach and the teaching methods make it interesting.

Location & Contact

Address

700 Pelham Road North

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2567825781
Fax: 2567828146
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Rankings

According to US News, the following ranking has been provided to Jacksonville State University.

  • Jacksonville State University is ranked at #72 in 'Regional Universities South'.

  • Jacksonville State University is ranked #29 in 'Top Public Schools'.

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.

54%

SAT Range

910 - 930

ACT Range

19 - 26

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Getting admission to Jacksonville State University might be quite difficult for some students as the acceptance rate is 54%. Slightly more half of the applied students are getting a seat at JSU.

It offers programs in bachelor's, master's education specialist, and doctor's degree. Though all the different programs might have different admission processes and different admission requirements. In general, the admission process is as follows:

  • Jacksonville State University Online Application.

  • Official high school transcripts.

  • Standardized test scores like SAT/ACT, Resume, Letter of recommendations, and other documents along with the application fee.

  • University will contact you via email regarding the admission acceptance of the applicant.

To know about the admission for a specific degree or course visit our admission page.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$12,243

Average Annual Cost

$7,776

Books And Supplies

$1,020

Other Fees

$984

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

$7,494

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,339

Total One Year Cost

$19,613

Jacksonville State University is more affordable than people think. To find out how affordable a Jacksonville State University Education can be you can see the estimated cost to attend the university. Though there may be slight changes in fees for different program and course. These are estimated overall average costs that the students have to bear for one year.

The net price of the Jacksonville State University is expected to amount $12,243. Whereas the average annual cost for tuition amounts up to $7,776.

The total one year cost of attending Jacksonville State University on an average is $19,613.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctoral

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

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

75%

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

44%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$563

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

291 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

82 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

82 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

76 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

72 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

60 Graduates

Psychology, General

59 Graduates

Biology, General

57 Graduates

Social Work

55 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

53 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

53 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

49 Graduates

Public Administration and Social Se...

39 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

36 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

34 Graduates

Marketing

33 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

29 Graduates

Engineering Technologies/Technician...

27 Graduates

History

25 Graduates

Music

22 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

19 Graduates

Mathematics

17 Graduates

Political Science and Government

17 Graduates

Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

14 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

14 Graduates

Sociology

13 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

12 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

9 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Economics

7 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

3 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

7,321

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

38%

Full-time

75%

Part-time

25%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

72% White

6% Unknown

18% Black

1% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

24%

Out Of State

76%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$48,389 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

16%

Averege Housing Cost

$3,600/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,300/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,300/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Gamecocks

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Ohio Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

233

Total Female Athletes

136

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Rifle

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Rifle

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by JSU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,000 per year for living on campus. Jacksonville State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at JSU costs around $3,300 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 41% male and 59% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,800/year

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

$0$100,000

$15,750

$32,967

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.

$163 - 342

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.

80%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,167

Students Receiving Federal Grants

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,829

Students Receiving State Aid

21%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,904

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

58%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,013

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$5,680

$30K - $48K

$4,165

$48K - $75K

$1,308

$75K - $110K

$156

> $110K

$128

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$34,394,731

The university provides financial assistance to students who need them. This assistance can be used to pay fees and meet other needs. Eligibility criteria for these schemes vary and range from academic performance to financial necessity.

The university provides such aids in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study opportunity. Eligible students who wish to avail of these schemes are required to fill in the FAFSA form. The Jacksonville State University federal school code is 001020. The various financial aids provided by the institution include the following.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan along with Federal Work-Study option.

  • Alabama Student Grant is given as State Grant.

  • Military Aid at the university is provided as Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill and Army ROTC Scholarship.

  • Competitive Scholarship is provided as Institutional Aid.

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