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.
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.
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.