6,500
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,286
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
71
71%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Jackson State University is a University institution located in Jackson, MS, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 18389
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS  39217
United States
Contact Ms. Latoysha Smith
Interim Director of Undergraduate Recruitment
Email: laytoysha.smith@jsums.edu
Phone: 601-979-2914
Fax: 601-979-0360

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,282
Applied
4,506
Accepted
6,500
Enrolled
72%

Applying

0
Application Fee
2.9
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Immunization record, minimum ACT Composite score of 16

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen September 5th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 17 17 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,876
In-state
19,104
Out-of-state
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Fees

70
Full-time student fees
9,552
Room & board
5,784
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

11,286
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,592
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,200
Avg. Loan Aid
9,903
Avg. Grant Aid
5,179
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,500
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.78%
Black or African American 91.02%
White or Caucasian 3.91%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 0.23%
Two or more races 1.46%

Gender

Male (36.55%)
Female (63.45%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Thee I Love Bash and New Student Welcome Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Sonic Boom of the South, MADDRAMA, Interfaith and NAACP

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer No No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
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Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Faculty

575
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 370
Part-time - 205
Male - 205
Female - 370