Jackson State is a public university located in Jackson, Mississippi. As a historically black college, JSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,507 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Jackson State acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Social Work and Youth Services, Biology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 38% of students, Jackson State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services112 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities87 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies62 Graduates
Healthcare Management56 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.120 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.140 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
Jackson State University Reviews
Jackson State University has been an amazing experience. I was surrounded by other students of different backgrounds and learned from highly qualified experienced teachers who deeply care about their students. JSU is definitely the best HBCU out there, as it provides students with multiple opportunities as minorities to put their name on the map. I am a proud to call Jackson State my home and ALMA MATER!
I love everything about Jackson State! Everybody is really helpful and truly wants the best for you. In my experience you will meet a lot of great professors here as well as students. Going to Jackson State shows you how different everyone really is even though we may look a like, and it gives you a lot more respect for individuality.
Thee Jackson State University is one of the top 10 best HBCU schools in the nation! This school has given those who attended and are currently attending, a place to call home. The environment is beyond a blessing and has only blossomed more and more each year. Religion plays a huge part in this school as well as education. Education is greatly important and the professors/educators who work here have shown the care, respect, and patience with those students who try their best to be the succeed. Everyday is a great day at Jackson State!