Jackson State University

1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217

About Jackson State University

Jackson State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,805
Student Age% Under 2562%
 % 25 and Over38%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time76%
 % Part-time24%
Race/Ethnicity% White6.0%
 % Black92.7%
 % Asian0.4%
 % Latino0.4%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Race Unknown0.4%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted54%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled20%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3620 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,050
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,380
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans78%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$2,300
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,418
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,100
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,800
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,100
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,100

Neighborhood Data for the Jackson Area

Median Age31.2
Median Household Income$34,567
Total Population174,774
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.2% 53.8%
 Age 0-951.2%48.8%
 Age 10-1749.5%50.5%
 Age 18-2446.2%53.8%
 Age 25-2944.1%55.9%
 Age 30-3943.0%57.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White19.3%
 % Black79.0%
 % Asian0.3%
 % Latino1.7%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$6,418
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,100
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$563
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50073.4%33.5%14.3%
 $500 to $74916.6%49.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9996.5%14.6%35.8%
 Over $10003.5%2.4%11.3%
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