Tuition & Fees

$7,876

$19,104

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
12%
18-23
46%
12-17
38%
6-11
1%
30-36
0
24-29
9%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
54%
12-17
34%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,506
Declined + 1,776
Total Received 6,282
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Public

6,500

undergraduate students

2,058

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Childcare/family Education
  3. Healthcare Administration
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Codes

SAT 1341
ACT 2204

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,558
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.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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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Jackson, MS

250-acre, urban campus in Jackson (population: 169,148). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
43%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
12%
18-23
46%
12-17
38%
6-11
1%
30-36
0
24-29
9%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
54%
12-17
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline September 5
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,506
Declined + 1,776
Total Received 6,282

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
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

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,283

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,876
Room $4,865
Board $3,422
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $17,563
Average Financial Aid - $11,283
Total with Avg. Aid $6,280
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 601 979-2227
F: 601 979-2237
finaid@jsums.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Glenda Lattimore
Director of Financial Aid
glenda.s.lattimore@jsums.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Dodgeball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Kickball, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Dodgeball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Kickball, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Dodgeball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Karate, Kickball, Volleyball

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Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Care/Family Education
Childcare/Family Education
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health
Clinical Psychology
Communicative Disorders
Computational/Data Enabled
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling/Rehabilitation/Psychometric Services
Criminal Justice/Correctional Services
Criminology/Justice Services
Data-Enabled Science/Engineering
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/Engineering
Science/Mathematics Education
Secondary Education
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech
Sport Sciences
Statistics
Teaching
Technology Education
Telecommunications Engineering
Urban Education
Urban Studies
Urban/Regional Planning
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Childcare/family Education
  3. Healthcare Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

8,558

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

6,500
students

Female
63%
4,124

Male
37%
2,376

24%

2,058
students

Female
74%
1,524

Male
26%
534

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

5,935
students

Female
64%
3,752

Male
36%
2,183

9%

565
students

Female
66%
372

Male
34%
193

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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

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 5

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
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 152
Countries most often represented Cameroon
China
Ethiopia
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
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

Patricia McGee
Director of JSU Global
601 979-1611
patricia.a.jernigan@jsums.edu

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