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Jackson State University
  • 4 Year
  • JACKSON, MS

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Jackson State is an above-average 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 small institution with an enrollment of 4,046 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Jackson State acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Biology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 39% of students, Jackson State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,100.

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1400 JOHN R LYNCH ST
JACKSON, MS 39217
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Jackson State University Rankings

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JSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-980
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,477 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,702 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 95 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 115 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 116 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    60%
  • On Campus
    7%
  • Online
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,046 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
717
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
  • Socialable
    59%
  • Combination
    13%
  • High Spirited
    10%
  • Polite
    7%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Non socialable
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 139 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
  • Black excellence
    28%
  • Pride
    22%
  • Challenging minds and changing lives
    14%
  • Tradition
    14%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Social
    5%
  • Challenging
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 82 responses

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