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Jackson State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 922 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 16 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $93,559)
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


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%
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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Joiya from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-21-2015 I am a current student here

    O...M...G... The Cafe is SOOOOOO GOOD!! We also have a Burger King, Subway, WOW Cafe, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Bistro 1877 (Just for JSU, great sandwiches) and plenty more. Also you have SuperCard, so you can use that to eat off campus.

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  • 3
  • Tamika from Tulsa, OK
  • Jan-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is the same. There is a pasta station, a burger station, a pizza station(Has way to much sauce on it), and a station where the meal is different everyday for the week. Food is pretty go not many choices but good food.

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  • 5
  • Jasmyne from Saint Louis, MO
  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Jackson State University has an on campus Burger King, Chick Fil-A, and Subway. There are also other food places that vary in food. The cafe's food is good too, there's nothing wrong with free food.

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  • 3
  • Chris Coleman from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is steadily improving at Jackson State. Dinner is normally the best meal of the day in the dinning hall (referred to as the caf by most students) and also when the caf is the most crowded. Make sure you take advantage of the caf around certain times since they close early and prepare the best items around certain times of day. If you have a meal plan you will aslo be awarded tiger bucks to spend at some of the restaurants in the students center and around the campus, just make sure you don't spend them too quickly like many students do.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chris Coleman from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The full Divine 9 NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) is represented on JSU's campus. Tau Beta Sigma national band sorority, as well as Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternities and sororities are also present on campus. Unfortunately by way of tradition none of the Greek letter orgs on campus offer Fall lines so much more of the fun activities surrounding the Greeks only take place in the Spring. Socially the Greeks often host parties at venues very close to the school, and can be seen strolling on the plaza often. They also host forums and community service projects as well. All of the Greeks are active on campus and you will find many of their members involved in other organizations on campus as well. Be sure to observe and research about the organizations and the chapters to find out what may be a good fit for you

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  • 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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