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 Jackson State University

Jackson State University - Jackson, MS

1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

General information:(601)979-2121
Awards offered:Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,903(6,844 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,634 $5,050 $5,050 0%
Out-of-state $11,358 $12,380 $13,040 -5%
Books and supplies $2,100 $2,300 $2,300 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,693 $6,418 $6,596 -3%
Other $4,700 $4,800 $4,800 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,100 $6,100 $6,100 0%
Other $4,900 $5,100 $5,100 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,900 $5,100 $5,100 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $17,127 $18,568 $18,746 0%
Off Campus $17,734 $18,550 $18,550 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,634 $12,450 $12,450 0%
On Campus $23,851 $25,898 $26,736 -4%
Off Campus $24,458 $25,880 $26,540 -4%
Off Campus with Family $18,358 $19,780 $20,440 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,504
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $5,504
Out-of-state fees $7,990
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,504
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $5,504
Out-of-state fees $7,990
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 834 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 784 89% $6,526,087 $8,324
Federal grants 672 76% $3,840,533 $5,715
Pell grants 672 76% $3,471,733 $5,166
Other federal grants 368 42% $368,800 $1,002
State/local government grant or scholarships 102 12% $242,615 $2,379
Institutional grants or scholarships 360 41% $2,442,939 $6,786
Student loan aid 678 77% $5,645,903 $8,327
Federal student loans 678 77% $5,545,058 $8,179
Other student loans 8 1% $100,845 $12,606
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,020 91% $85,665,631 $14,230
Pell grants 4,902 74% $24,858,749 $5,071
Federal student loans 5,216 79% $46,943,348 $9,000


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,375 $9,225 $9,540
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,461 $10,155 $11,435
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,023 $12,312 $13,242
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,921 $13,828 $15,268
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $15,321
$110,001 and more $14,655 Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,903
Undergraduate enrollment 6,844
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 690
Graduate enrollment 2,059

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,432 3,224 5,208
Percent admitted 31% 30% 32%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 12% 9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 769 95%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 20
ACT English 16 21
ACT Math 16 19
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 3517
Baseball 24-
Basketball 1915
Bowling -7
Football 78-
Golf 75
Soccer -19
Softball -16
Tennis 56
Volleyball -14


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1948 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/19/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/01/2001 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/04/2008 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1978 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1977 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession052
Drug law violations210 2
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 2425
Aggravated assault 113
Burglary 221727
Motor vehicle theft 495
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 126
Aggravated assault 113
Burglary 11212
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor's degree Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning60--
Category total60--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General7-94-
Category total7-94-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General17491-
Business/Managerial Economics--4-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--18-
Finance, General--22-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--22-
Category total274202-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies4-40-
Category total4-40-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General6-13-
Category total6-13-
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services16--0
Education, General---36
Education, Other4-66-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General65--
Educational/Instructional Technology--3-
Elementary Education and Teaching15-380
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-15--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching269--
Mathematics Teacher Education1---
Music Teacher Education4-2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching16-26-
Reading Teacher Education3---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching12--2
Social Science Teacher Education--3-
Special Education and Teaching, General19-8-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels13---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education12---
Category total1472914638
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General--8-
Computer Engineering, General--17-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--0-
Engineering, General13---
Category total13-25-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology8---
Industrial Technology/Technician--27-
Category total8-27-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11-26-
Rhetoric and Composition--12-
Category total11-38-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--3-
Category total--3-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General25-13-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--25-
Public Health, General251--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor17---
Category total67138-
History Colleges
History, General2-9-
Category total2-9-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-65-
Category total6-65-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2-9-
Category total2-9-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--125-
Category total--125-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science15--
Category total15--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3---
Category total3---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General--3-
Chemistry, General5416-
Physics, General--3-
Category total5422-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-1--
Psychology, General--56-
Category total-156-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration75--
Social Work43346-
Category total50846-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General6-27-
Urban Studies/Affairs--3-
Category total13-56-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Music Performance, General--5-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--14-
Category total--19-
Grand total37852103338