Jackson State University

Jackson, MS, USA
3.94 Average Rating

Founded in 1877, Jackson State University is a public Historically Black College and University in the Mississippi state capital of Jackson and one of the largest HBCUs in the nation. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Jackson State is home to six colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, the Jackson State campus features the Margaret Walker Center, a museum of African American history and culture. For musically-inclined students, the Jackson State marching band is known as The Sonic Boom of the South and has performed for numerous prestigious functions including the Motown 30th anniversary and NAACP Image Awards.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
47%
Out-Of-State Students
51%
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,558
Total Number of Undergrads
6,500
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
19%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,116
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,876
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,104
0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,498
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
67
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jackson
Atlanta
Dallas
Chicago
Memphis
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Jackson State University is a wonderful place to get your foot in the door and a jumpstart on your career. Combine the family environment with the professional of the student body and youll see why we are one of the best HBCU'S. At JSU we are in the business of challenging minds and changing lives.
Kasey
Jackson State has a supportive network of professors and alumni. There is a warm, welcoming, helpful atmosphere whether you are experiencing your first tour, going to class, or handling business in any of the offices. There are multiple opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations, which are great opportunities to acquire community service hours.
Keleigh from Hereford, AZ

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