|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,811 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
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.
|SAT||820 to 1060|
|ACT||17 to 21|
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.
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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.)
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.
Black/African American: 90%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Two or more races: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
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|
|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|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||3%||145|
|Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields||2%||101||0|
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.
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.
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|