Jackson State University Overview
Located in Jackson, Mississippi, Jackson State University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Jackson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Jackson State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Jackson State.
- In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
Jackson State University Rankings
College Factual ranked Jackson State as #1,394 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 15 colleges in Mississippi, it is ranked at #11.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Jackson State has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Jackson State
|Best Colleges for the Money||626|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||878|
|Best Colleges for International Students||1,005|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||1,062|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,844|
Where Is Jackson State University?
Contact details for Jackson State are given below.
|Address:||1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217|
How Do I Get Into Jackson State?
You can apply to Jackson State online at: www.jsums.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Jackson State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Jackson State?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 11% of students accepted to Jackson State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 430 and 540.
Can I Afford Jackson State University?
Net Price by Income Group for Jackson State
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Jackson State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,782 a year. That adds up to $27,128 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Jackson State is 17.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Jackson State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,058 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,935 full-time undergraduates at Jackson State, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jackson State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||5,417|
|Hispanic or Latino||45|
Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Jackson State University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 64 countries are represented at Jackson State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Ethiopia.
Online Learning at Jackson State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jackson State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Jackson State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jackson State University was 9.9%. This is the #1,340 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Jackson State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Jackson State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||8%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||8%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||44%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Jackson State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Jackson State.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Jackson State University Majors
In 2017-2018, Jackson State University awarded 2,310 undergraduate degrees and 1,010 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.