Overview

Student Population
8,558
Jackson State University overview
Location Jackson, Mississippi
Online jsums.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Jackson State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 6,282 prospective students applied, and 4,506 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 933 enrolled in the school.  6,748 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,810 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $7,876 plus fees of $175. Jackson State University is ranked 1185 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy 
Jackson State University overview
SAT 970/1160
ACT 17/21
GPA 2.93
Applications Accepted
71.7% 
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

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 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

Outcomes

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

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%

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