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Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

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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 Dr. Janieth Adams
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
Email: janieth.f.wilson_adams@jsums.edu
Phone: 601-979-2100
Fax: 601-979-3445

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, Other Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,680
Applied
5,294
Accepted
4,816
Enrolled
69%
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Female Admissions

5,193
Females Applied
3,666
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,487
Males Applied
1,628
Males Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.1
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 July 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 19 17 20

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,520
In-state
9,270
Out-of-state
8,520
In-district
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Fees

175
Full-time student fees
11,563
Room & board
6,094
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

10,947
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,092
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,911
Avg. Loan Aid
6,850
Avg. Grant Aid
6,343
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43.26%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,816
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.43%
Black or African American 94.99%
White or Caucasian 1.83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 0.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 0.67%

Gender

Male (37.38%)
Female (64.93%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 23%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Thee I Love Bash and New Student Welcome Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

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

355
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 249
Part-time - 106
Male - 241
Female - 308
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