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Jackson State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
6,592
Total Undergrads
Including 922 Part-time
895
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 16 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $93,559)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,893)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 70 39 - -
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 16 15 - Yes
Bowling - 8 - -
Football 97 - - Yes
Golf 7 6 - -
Soccer - 24 - Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Tennis 6 7 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 92.0%
Hispanic 0.4%
Non-resident alien 0.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 10
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 32
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kasey
  • 4
  • Dorm life is fun to a certain extent. Its very open so you get to mingle with different people in the dorm. The suite style is amazing to live in…

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Lashonda from North Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • as a freshmen you'll be staying in alexander hall. those dorms aren't the best dorms but there good enough to live in. i'm actually staying in those dorms right now…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Kayla from Jackson, MS
  • 5
  • there are a variety of dorms at jackson state. some of them are old but most are new. each dorm is for a certain level of students such as the…

  • Mar-01-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • college student
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of eating places to pick from. The big cafeteria is good, but if you want breakfast from there than you should get there early. The smaller cafeteria has Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and many others to pick from.

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  • 4
  • Aliah from Natchez, MS
  • May-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Jackson State University has numerous places for eating! You won't be disappointed with this particular aspect!

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  • 5
  • Keleigh from Hereford, AZ
  • Apr-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The Heritage dining hall has some of the best cafeteria food I have ever tasted. The food tastes home cooked, and there is a selection of desserts. There are a variety of choices every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a Starbucks in the library, a Burger King attached to the cafeteria, and in the student center there is Chik-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and a soul food kitchen.

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  • 4
  • Johnnecia from Buckatunna, MS
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is alot better compared to last semester. The best place to eat is at The Payton Place in the student union.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Clinton, MS
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The University just switched dining providers but so far, this one seems to be as good as the last. The food is generally tasty and reasonably priced. There are several dining options on campus, including a buffet-style dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Arden from Saint Louis, MO
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Jackson State is excellent. There are many different options to choose from, including a full salad bar. The cooks are nice and the atmosphere is good.

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  • 4
  • JaQuaya from East Saint Louis, IL
  • Oct-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is really good. They have a Burger King, chic-fil-a, Pizza Hut and other places on campus at the student center. The schools gives you $125 worth of tiger bucks, so you can spend those at the food places instead of your money.

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  • 3
  • JSU Student
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    They are very limited to the food choices and if you don't make it to lunch, you probably want to order out after like a week, usually you don't mind eating hot dogs, burgers, and pizza everyday. In addition, breakfast is good sometimes but i can say the meat is hardly ever cooked completely.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Aliah from Natchez, MS
  • May-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is good. There are numerous probates and stroll-offs that students attend for entertainment.

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  • 0
  • Keleigh from Hereford, AZ
  • Apr-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is booming at Jackson State. Once you have completed 30 credit hours, you have the opportunity to apply for one of the nine sororities and fraternities of the Pan-Hellenic council. There are always step shows, community service projects, and fun programs and parties hosted by the greeks.

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  • 0
  • Kimmesha from Milwaukee, WI
  • May-24-2012 I am a current student here

    We hold all Divinve 9 Greeks (Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Psi Phi). They always have forums, activities and community service events.

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