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Tuition & Fees

$12,102

$21,674

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,771
Declined + 1,705
Total Received 5,476
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Professional Interdisciplinary Studies
  2. Biology
  3. Accounting
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School Facts

Jackson State, founded in 1877, is a public university. Its 175-acre campus is located in Jackson, MS.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,508
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1341
ACT 2204

Social Networks

Public

7,199

undergraduate students

2,309

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
42%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
55%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
49%
12-17
40%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Jackson, MS

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Jackson, MS

175-acre, urban campus in Jackson (population: 172,638). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Jackson State University
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
42%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
34%
12-17
55%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
49%
12-17
40%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,771
Declined + 1,705
Total Received 5,476

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Janieth Wilson-Adams
Director of Admissions
P: 800 848-6817
F: 601 979-3445
admappl@jsums.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,614,582
State
Institutional
Other external
Total $23,614,582

Non-need-based

Federal $118,862
State $3,256,523
Institutional $18,965,658
Other external $1,433,011
Total $23,774,054

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southwestern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
navy blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Care/Family Education
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health
Clinical Psychology
Communicative Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Correctional Services
Criminology/Justice Services
Early Childhood Education
Earth Systems Science
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Administration/Supervision
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Finance
Foreign Languages
Hazardous Waste Management
Health Care Administration
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
Industrial Technology
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Meteorology
Music Education
Performance
Physics
Political Science
Professional Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Reading
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Science/Mathematics Education
Secondary Education
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech
Sport Sciences
Teaching
Technology Education
Telecommunications Engineering
Urban Education
Urban Studies
Urban/Regional Planning
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Undergraduate

76%

7,199
students

Female
63%
4,508

Male
37%
2,691

Graduate

24%

2,309
students

Female
71%
1,637

Male
29%
672

undergraduateFull-time

82%

5,959
students

Female
61%
3,599

Male
39%
2,360

undergraduatePart-time

18%

1,240
students

Female
74%
909

Male
26%
331

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
91%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
4%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

29%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 2

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 96
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
India
Mexico
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kathy Sims
International Coordinator
601 979-3794
kathy.sims@jsums.edu

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