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Jacksonville State University Overview

Located in Jacksonville, Alabama, Jacksonville State University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Jacksonville makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Jacksonville State University Known For?

1,345 Undergraduate Awards
$23,863 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Jacksonville State University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

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Jacksonville State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Jacksonville State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Other Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Engineering Technology (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#171 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Jacksonville State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Other Public Administration Graduates College Factual
#39 Highest Paid Public Administration & Social Service Graduates College Factual
#40 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#56 Highest Paid English Language & Literature Graduates College Factual
#70 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#81 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Jacksonville State University?

Location of Jacksonville State University

Contact details for Jacksonville State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256-782-5781
Website: www.jsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSUNews

How Do I Get Into Jacksonville State University?

You can apply to Jacksonville State University online at: www.jsu.edu/undergraduate/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for Jacksonville State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Jacksonville State University?

54% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
Jacksonville State University has an acceptance rate of 54%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Jacksonville State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 420 to 530 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 420 to 520 )
200
800
Jacksonville State University received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Jacksonville State University?

$23,863 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Jacksonville State University is $23,863. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Jacksonville State University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,016 a year. That adds up to $32,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jacksonville State University is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,942 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,749 undergraduate students at Jacksonville State University, with 5,942 being full-time and 1,807 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Jacksonville State University

There are also 1,272 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,942 full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Jacksonville State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jacksonville State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 1,174
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 4,014
International Students 124
Other Races/Ethnicities 556

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Jacksonville State University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 61 countries are represented at Jacksonville State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.

Online Learning at Jacksonville State University

1,782 Took All Classes Online
5,763 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at Jacksonville State University. In 2017-2018, 5,763 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jacksonville State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Jacksonville State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jacksonville State University was 3.6%. This is the #1,778 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Jacksonville State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Jacksonville State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 9%
Computer Information Systems 9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24%
Education 9%
Engineering Technologies 28%
Engineering Technology (Other) 21%
Health Professions 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 24%
Instructional Media Design 52%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6%
Liberal Arts General Studies 6%
Nursing 6%
Other Public Administration 10%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 27%
Public Administration & Social Service 10%
Special Education 29%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Jacksonville State University 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 Jacksonville State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering Technology (Other) #8
Other Public Administration #10
General Family & Consumer Sciences #15
Student Counseling #48
Public Administration #76
Health & Physical Education #81
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #96
Instructional Media Design #106
Engineering Technologies #127
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #131
Computer Information Systems #141
Special Education #157
Teacher Education Subject Specific #159
Public Administration & Social Service #173
Educational Administration #211
Teacher Education Grade Specific #221
Computer & Information Sciences #319
Criminal Justice & Corrections #333
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #376
Nursing #392
Liberal Arts General Studies #422
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #422

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%.

Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 292 9 23 0 324
Teacher Education Grade Specific 80 0 45 0 125
Liberal Arts General Studies 82 0 4 0 86
Criminal Justice & Corrections 78 0 5 0 83
Business Administration & Management 56 0 23 0 79
Other Public Administration 33 4 30 3 70
General Biology 53 0 16 0 69
Social Work 47 0 13 0 60
Educational Administration 0 9 38 0 47
Computer Information Systems 40 0 6 0 46
Marketing 45 0 0 0 45
Communication & Media Studies 45 0 0 0 45
Health Sciences & Services 43 0 0 0 43
General English Literature 31 0 10 0 41
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12 0 28 0 40
Special Education 22 0 16 0 38
Engineering Technology (Other) 35 0 3 0 38
Music 32 0 4 0 36
Accounting 34 0 0 0 34
Quality Control Technology 34 0 0 0 34
General Psychology 28 0 6 0 34
Allied Health Professions 33 0 0 0 33
General Family & Consumer Sciences 29 0 0 0 29
History 27 0 1 0 28
Finance & Financial Management 27 0 0 0 27
Health & Physical Education 0 0 25 0 25
Instructional Media Design 0 0 23 0 23
Student Counseling 0 4 18 0 22
Public Administration 0 0 21 0 21
Fine & Studio Arts 21 0 0 0 21
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 20 0 0 0 20
Geography & Cartography 16 0 0 0 16
General Education 0 15 0 0 15
Mathematics 11 0 2 0 13
Political Science & Government 10 0 0 0 10
Sociology 9 0 0 0 9
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 0 0 0 7
Economics 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 1 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,345 41 361 3 1,750

References

*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.

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