Jackson State University

1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, United States
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Overview of Jackson State University

About this school

Jackson State, founded in 1877, is a public university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Jackson.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,500
    • Men:2,376 (36.6%)
    • Women:4,124 (63.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Jackson State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 5
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1400 John R Lynch Street
City, State, Zip
Jackson, MS  39217
Phone
(601) 979-0928
Fax
(601) 979-2358
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
September 5
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Immunization record, minimum ACT Composite score of 16 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 6,282 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
883 admitted students enrolled
Men
623 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |17-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
11%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
34%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,946|Out-of-state: $19,174
  • Room & Board: - $9,552 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Jackson State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002410
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
853 (91.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
765 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
611 (79.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,592
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 518 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,609
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 548 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,998
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 345 (56.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (1.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,059

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,548 (93.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,036 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,771 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
453 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$11,286
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,883 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,179
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,114 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,663
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,745 (36.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,903

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,864
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,097

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


370

Part-Time Faculty


205

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,673,058

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Jackson State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Education, Other
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy and Administration, Master of Music Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


172,638

Nearest Metropolitan Area


250 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Jackson
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Jackson

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Jackson State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, sonic boom of the south, maddrama, interfaith, naacp

Sororities


94% of women participate

Fraternities


74% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,935

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,500
Women
4,124
Men
2,376

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 93.2% Black/African-American
  • 0.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 4.0% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 60 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


2,058

Student Resources

Study resources