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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?

5,523 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,962 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at Jacksonville State University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

Jacksonville State University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Jacksonville State University is ranked #1,148 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 30 colleges in Alabama, it is ranked at #11.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Jacksonville State University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Jacksonville State University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 617
Best Colleges for the Money 764
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 858
Best Colleges for International Students 903
Best Colleges 1,148
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,809

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 )
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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?

$16,962 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Jacksonville State University is $16,962. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Jacksonville State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,370 $15,885 $18,742 $19,894 $20,050

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

5,523 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,491 undergraduate students at Jacksonville State University, with 5,523 being full-time and 1,968 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,076 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,523 full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University, 44% are male and 56% 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 36
Black or African American 982
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 3,936
International Students 136
Other Races/Ethnicities 377

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Jacksonville State University awarded 2,690 undergraduate degrees and 728 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 34 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 33 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 56 23 0
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 45 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 40 6 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 78 5 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 1 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 0
Economics 0 5 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 38 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 7 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 35 3 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 27 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 21 0 0
General Biology 0 53 16 0
General English Literature 0 31 10 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 29 0 0
General Psychology 0 28 6 0
Geography & Cartography 0 16 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 25 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 43 0 0
History 0 27 1 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 23 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 82 4 0
Marketing 0 45 0 0
Mathematics 0 11 2 0
Music 0 32 4 0
Nursing 0 292 23 0
Other Public Administration 0 33 30 3
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 20 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 10 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 21 0
Quality Control Technology 0 34 0 0
Social Work 0 47 13 0
Sociology 0 9 0 0
Special Education 0 22 16 0
Student Counseling 0 0 18 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 80 45 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 12 28 0
Total 0 2,690 722 6

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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