Jackson State University
Jackson, MS 39217

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,811
Religious affiliation None
HBCU
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,811 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

63%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Jackson State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 9,390 applications and 5,946 students were granted admission. Jackson State University is at the #61 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 96% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT820 to 1060
ACT17 to 21
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Jackson State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$12,873
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,141
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,735
$7,141
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,735

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Jackson State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 70% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,981 (which is 12.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Jackson State University in 2016-2017, was 822, which is 67% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,616 (which is 24.8% above the national average.)

$4,981
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$6,616
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
89%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Jackson State University has enrolled a total of 9,811 students (7,335 students full-time and 2,476 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,811 students, 777 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 7,492 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,319 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,500 students for distance studies.

9,811
Total Enrollment
777
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 90%

White: 5%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Hispanic: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Jackson State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 19% 845 150
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 10% 469
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 370 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 332 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 232
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 4% 204 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 145
Psychology 3% 127
Engineering 3% 118
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 101 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

38%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Jackson State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
56%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$23,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Jackson State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,700. Last year, out of the total 1,876 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,670 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,349 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,067 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,700 $29,100
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 1,876 2,349

Campus Location

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