Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$7,946

$19,174

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
32%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

100%

male

178%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,294
Declined 2,386
Total Received 7,680
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Public

1,919

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a public university. Its 250-acre campus is located in Jackson, MS.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 1,919
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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250-acre, urban campus in Jackson (population: 166,965). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Jackson-Evers International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Sonic Boom of the South
  • MADDRAMA
  • Interfaith
  • NAACP

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Thee I Love Bash
  • New Student Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
32%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,294
Declined 2,386
Total Received 7,680

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Education, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Statistics, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

1,919

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,919
students

Female
178%
3,417

Male
100%
1,914

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

4,840
students

Female
64%
3,083

Male
36%
1,757

10%

491
students

Female
69%
334

Male
31%
157

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Student Break-down

1%
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
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

452

Transfer students enrolled

24%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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