Jackson State University: Review & Facts

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Jackson State University is a medium four-year, public school with 8,820 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1877 and is one of the 11 schools located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Jackson State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
58
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Jackson State University.

Jackson State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 58 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, General Studies, Business, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
73%
Jackson State University student retention rate is fair at 73% (close to Mississippi average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Jackson State University is low: 47%. Roughly 32% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Jackson State University is reasonably decent: 18:1. Read more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,600
Average tuition prices are low, $5,900 per year. The additional fees at Jackson State University beyond tuition are roughly $8,700, which comes to $14,600 a year.

Read the details about Jackson State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
24%
According to government data, 10,141 applications were submitted and 2,458 were accepted; so it is quite challenging to get admitted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Jackson State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,000
Jackson State University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Jackson State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Jackson State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,600 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- roughly $4,000 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Jackson State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Jackson State University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Jackson State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Jackson State University, 1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA
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