B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Jackson State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
1400 J R Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
Website

Jackson State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
810-1020
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Jackson State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,755/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,228/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,799/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,908/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,459/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,678Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Socialable
    70%
  • High Spirited
    8%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Combination
    6%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Non socialable
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.112 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Pride
    26%
  • Black excellence
    23%
  • Tradition
    18%
  • Interesting
    12%
  • Challenging minds and changing lives
    8%
  • Challenging
    5%
  • Social
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Jackson State University Reviews

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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!
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Jackson State is great college for students who want to stay connected with friends, get involved with on and off-campus events, and build relationship with teachers. So far, my experience at Jackson State has been like no other. It has been ranked one of the top HBCUs in the U.S. Jackson State takes its academics very seriously. The campus provides plenty of opportunities for tutoring and many places to study for anything you may need, whether it be for a test, group project, or class assignment. Jackson State offers a wide variety of food choices for students no matter where they come from. There's Mexican, vegetarian options, and even foods with an Asian twist. Also if you have SuperCard, you can use it to eat off campus at any restaurant that accepts it. Jackson State University is a big campus and very diverse. It is beautiful, the professors care and the campus environment is full of history. I made a great decision of picking my HBCU, I hope others do the same!
Not only does Jackson State challenge minds, and change lives, it prepares you for life after college. Students here are faced with numerous decisions but are fortunate enough to have incredible faculty, staff, and resources that will help one make thoughtful choices that are in the best interest for their future. This is one of the many things I love about Thee. One thing I would like to be changed, or dropped, is the out of state. I am not a resident of Mississippi and I understand how that fee can be a pain. Other than that, I would not change a thing about Thee. The campus life is eventful, the school spirit is amazing, students are involved in everything possible, and the alumni are just as involved. Jackson State has made Mississippi my second home. I never saw myself here in the past but I'm glad that I made the decision to come here!