Jacksonville State University

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School Overview

Jacksonville State University is a public university located in Jacksonville, Alabama. The school was founded in 1883.

Historic buildings and the large, beautifully landscaped campus are some of the appealing features of the university.

Jacksonville State University is noted for its excellent education and teaching licensure programs. Many of Alabama’s teachers completed their undergraduate education at this university.

Jacksonville State University is committed to providing opportunities for women and minorities. In fact, many women graduates of the university’s Master of Business Administration program have begun successful careers as business leaders.

In addition to education programs, other popular undergraduate and graduate degree programs include information technology, social work, nursing, music, foreign languages, journalism, biology, and art.

General Information

Admission Office

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

(256) 782-5268

(800) 231-5291

Fax: (256) 782-5121



Contact: Martha Mitchell

Director of Admissions
Main Address
700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

(256) 782-5781

www.jsu.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 7,918

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,299

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,522

Graduate enrollment: 1,563

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 86%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,056 $4,560 $4,992 $5,424 +8.65%
Books and Supplies $1,089 $1,100 $1,204 $1,204 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,763 $4,215 $5,254 $3,560 -32.24%
Other $4,503 $4,503 $4,928 $6,680 +35.55%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,411 $14,378 $16,378 $16,868 +2.99%
In-state Off Campus $5,145 $5,660 $6,196 $6,628 +6.97%
In-state with Family $5,145 $5,660 $6,196 $6,628 +6.97%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,152
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $14,304
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,030 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 780 63% $3,989,397 $5,115
• Federal grants 528 42% $2,043,140 $3,870
• Pell grants 528 42% $1,970,890 $3,733
• Other federal grants 178 14% $72,250 $406
Local and state government scholarships or grants 286 23% $395,076 $1,381
Institutional scholarships or grants 341 27% $1,551,181 $4,549
Student loan financial aid 761 61% $4,467,375 $5,870
• Federal student loans 758 61% $4,315,784 $5,694
• Other student loans 29 2% $151,591 $5,227

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1139 373 133
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 15
Biology and Biological Sciences 33 15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 174 9
Accounting 34
Business Administration and Management 73 9
Finance 28
Marketing/marketing Management 39
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 45
Radio and Television 45
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21 2
Computer and Information Sciences 21 2
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
Education 218 200 106
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15 5
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration 31 106
Educational/instructional Technology 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 113 33
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 34 49
Reading Teacher Education 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 37 16
Special Education and Teaching 19 17
Engineering Technology 29 2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 10 2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 6
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/technician 10
English Language and Literature/letters 22 7
English Language and Literature 22 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Foreign Languages and Literatures 3
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 198 16 4
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing 16 4
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 198
History 43 16
History 43 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 72 12
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 72 12
Human Services Programs 65 69 23
Public Administration 31
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 28 38 23
Social Work 37
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 17 2
Mathematics and Statistics 11 6
Mathematics 11 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 18
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 18
Physical Sciences 7
Chemistry 7
Psychology 27 13
Psychology 27 13
Social Sciences 51
Economics 9
Geography 9
Political Science and Government 16
Sociology 17
Visual and Performing Arts 57 4
Art and art Studies 20
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 12
Music 25 4
Work and Family Studies 28
Family, Consumer and Human Sciences 28
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

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

Communications & Journalism

Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Occupational Safety B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology 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.

Jacksonville State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(256) 782-5781
Website:www.jsu.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.jsu.edu/undergraduate/apply/index.html
Address:700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,514
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,882 (81% 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:$7,500
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,907

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Jacksonville State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education369
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields41
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs121
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies111
Physical Sciences1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions122
Social Sciences14
Visual and Performing Arts32
Grand total73826

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education25
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Grand total5213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Jacksonville 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$7,500
Out-of-state$14,700
Books and supplies$1,596

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,204
Out-of-state$18,108

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid94593%
Grant or scholarship aid86084%$8,907
Student loan aid54553%$7,163

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,89066%$6,806
Federal student loans4,75164%$6,154

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,9792,1512,828
Percent admitted100%54%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%28%26%

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

Jacksonville State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,514
Undergraduate enrollment7,561
Graduate enrollment953

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

Jacksonville State University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • 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 Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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.

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