#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

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Jacksonville State University overview
Location Jacksonville, Alabama
Online jsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Jacksonville State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Jacksonville State University is a public institution located in Jacksonville, Alabama, established in 1883. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the campus boasts a diverse range of architectural styles and offers on-campus housing options for students. Approximately 80 miles northeast of Birmingham, the university serves as an educational hub in the region. Jacksonville State is known for a variety of academic programs, with particularly noteworthy offerings in business, education, and nursing. The university maintains an open admissions policy, attracting a wide range of applicants. While the college does not have a high profile in intercollegiate athletics, it competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, fielding teams in multiple sports under the moniker "Gamecocks."

In the most recent statistical year 12,570 prospective students applied, and 9,863 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,941 enrolled in the school.  6,950 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,682 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,990 plus fees of $1,962. Jacksonville State University is ranked 946 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Jacksonville State University is rated within the lower 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Jacksonville State University overview
SAT 940/1200
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.43

Applications Accepted

Jacksonville State University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Jacksonville State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$998
Other Fees$1,962
Room and Board $8,640
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$23,990

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Jacksonville State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$998
Other Fees$1,962
Room and Board $8,640
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$33,950

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

32% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Jacksonville State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Education 16%
Business 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Human Services 6%

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