Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

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Tuition & Fees

$8,445

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
520
25th
450
75th
530
25th
440
75th
21
25th
16
75th
19
25th
16
75th
20
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,594
Declined 957
Total Received 9,551
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Public

5,814

undergraduate students

2,410

graduate students

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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 8,224
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

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

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
520
25th
450
75th
530
25th
440
75th
21
25th
16
75th
19
25th
16
75th
20
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) September 5
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,594
Declined 957
Total Received 9,551

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

79%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,571

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $8,270
Room $5,744
Board $4,156
Additional fees $175
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $19,745
Average Financial Aid - $9,571
Total with Avg. Aid $10,174
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician.
Finance, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
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.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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

8,224

total students

34%

in-state

66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

5,814
students

Female
65%
3,779

Male
35%
2,035

29%

2,410
students

Female
75%
1,813

Male
25%
597

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

4,408
students

Female
63%
2,737

Male
37%
1,671

25%

1,406
students

Female
75%
1,042

Male
25%
364

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
91%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

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
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