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Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

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Overview

Student Population
7,250
Jackson State University overview
Location Jackson, Mississippi
Online jsums.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Jackson, Mississippi, Jackson State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,396 prospective students applied, and 5,669 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 854 enrolled in the school.  5,578 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,672 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,270 plus fees of $175. Jackson State University is ranked 995 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Jackson State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

3/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Jackson State University is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Jackson State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 883/1080
ACT 17/21
GPA 2.93
Applications Accepted
67.5% 
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Applications Due May 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Mississippi Resident Tuition
$8,270
In State Costs for Jackson State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$175
Room and Board $9,702
Budget for Other Expenses$5,233
Total One Year Cost$24,780
Out of State Resident Tuition
$8,270
Out of State Costs for Jackson State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$175
Room and Board $9,702
Budget for Other Expenses$5,233
Total One Year Cost$24,780

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$32,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Jackson State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 14%
General Studies 12%
Biology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175856 IPEDS survey data for Jackson State University.

Current students may use the Jackson State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.