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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
Jackson State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 7,680 prospective students applied, and 5,294 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 831 enrolled in the school.  5,578 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,672 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,876 plus fees of $175. Jackson State University is ranked 1007 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 850/1070
ACT 17/22
GPA 2.93
Applications Accepted
68.9% 
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Applications Due May 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Mississippi Resident Tuition
$7,876
In State Costs for Jackson State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$175
Room and Board $9,400
Budget for Other Expenses$5,178
Total One Year Cost$24,029
Out of State Resident Tuition
$7,876
Out of State Costs for Jackson State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$175
Room and Board $9,400
Budget for Other Expenses$5,178
Total One Year Cost$24,029

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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.