Jackson State University

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School Overview

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

www.jsums.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,551

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,501

Graduate enrollment: 1,825

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Education

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

Engineering

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

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Professional interdiscplinary studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

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 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,811
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,886 (50% 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:$7,261
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,614
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,949

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Jackson State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services621
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education48123
Engineering41
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs231
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences411
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions122
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences32
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total4453412

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education217
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total2410

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,261
Out-of-state$17,614
Books and supplies$2,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,261
Out-of-state$17,614

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,08389%
Grant or scholarship aid1,02484%$8,949
Student loan aid83869%$6,706

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,59575%$7,400
Federal student loans5,28471%$9,441

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,3903,4435,947
Percent admitted100%57%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment9,811
Undergraduate enrollment7,492
Graduate enrollment2,319

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
  • 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

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