Jacksonville State University Overview
Jacksonville State University is a public institution located in Jacksonville, Alabama. 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?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Jacksonville State University.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Jacksonville State University has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Quality Control Technology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#6||Best Electronics Engineering Technology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#6||Best Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#39||Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#92||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#134||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Jacksonville State University?
Contact details for Jacksonville State University are given below.
|Address:||700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Jacksonville State University?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 1% 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 540.
Can I Afford Jacksonville State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Jacksonville State University, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,367 a year. That adds up to $33,468 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Jacksonville State University is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,491 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,031 full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jacksonville State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,291|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jacksonville State University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Jacksonville State University
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Jacksonville State University was $11,120 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $20,840. The following table shows how Jacksonville State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#1||#1|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||#19||#16|
|Computer Information Systems||#34||#32|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#67||#58|
Online Growth Rankings of Jacksonville State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jacksonville State University was 14.7%. This is the #1,210 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.
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)||#10|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||#22|
|Health & Physical Education||#170|
|Instructional Media Design||#180|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#188|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#223|
|Computer Information Systems||#240|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#252|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#261|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#371|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#491|
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.
*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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