Jackson State University

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General Information

Admission Office

1400 JR Lynch Street

Box 17330

Jackson, MS 39217

(601) 979-2100

(800) 848-6917

Fax: (601) 979-2237

Contact: Stephanie Chatman

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

1400 JR Lynch Street

Jackson, MS 39217

(601) 979-2121


Total undergrads: 6,551

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,501

Graduate enrollment: 1,825


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 52%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Childcare and family education B
Elementary Education B
Instructional Media B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Predentistry B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Professional interdiscplinary studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Jackson State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (601) 979-2121
Website: www.jsums.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.jsums.edu/apply/
Address: 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,020
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,734 (39% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,445
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,445
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,555

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Jackson State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Jackson State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 621
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 111
Education 18123
Engineering 411
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 231
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 411
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 122
Social Sciences 32
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 1443413

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Jackson State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,445
Out-of-state $9,445
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,445
Out-of-state $9,445

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 810 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 781 95% $9,555
Student loan aid 655 79% $6,689

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,541 85% $8,234
Federal student loans 4,225 79% $10,071

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Jackson State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Jackson State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,396 2,718 5,678
Percent admitted 100% 64% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Jackson State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,020
Undergraduate enrollment 5,152
Graduate enrollment 1,868

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Jackson State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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