Academics

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
5,506
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Senior

Academics: You have some professors that are there to teach you, and others just there for a pay check. Sometimes, if you do not care about your education, then the will professor will not care. But you do have professors that will try to push you to work hard. The registration process is pretty easy.

3 College Senior

Academics: The biology majors gets a lot of attention. I am part STEM- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But, pre-physical therapy does not get a lot of recognition and it's hard to find internships.

4 College Junior

Academics: I major in Speech Communication with a concentration in Theatre. I have always been a person who loves to be on stage or use my powerful voice to encourage others. Being in this major I have learned a lot so far but there is more to learn once I finish. My department is very small and the whole department works as a team and takes very good care of their students. Many people ask what will we do with these types of majors. That's always a good question and there are several things we can do such as teach, speak for lawyers, motivational speaking there are others just to name a few. We have been blessed to also travel to different states to perform and that really helps us to put our name out on the map. There is also a small theatre by the name of New Stage where they give us the opportunity to work with them to get work experience in the theatre world.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Just stay professors of pretty liberal to help you with your work Encaje little slack if they like you.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a Graphic Design major at JSU is pretty cool. JSU art department is pretty well put together. The workload of being an art major is pretty tough. People think being an art major is easy but it is not. Art is expensive! Having to buy different supplies, canvases, and paints per assignment hits your wallet hard. There are many opportunities within our department. My biggest issue with JSU is how there are no scholarships for art majors whatsoever! That really concerns me and my fellow art major colleagues. I really hope that changes soon.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 521st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 627th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 766th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 854th
    Most Available Classes
  • 910th
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Academics are an important factor in the college experience for the students, community, and university. Academics reflect on how well the professors are doing their jobs and the amount the students are maintaining. Professors are demanding and believe their classes are the only important classes on campus. Your lectures and workloads only support this theory. At least 70 percent of the professors have an advanced degree. a low student-teacher ratio allows the student to maintain close relationships with their professors.

The University offers online classes to assist the campus community. Online classes are helpful for students who may not be able to commute back and forth to campus, nontraditional students who have outside careers and family, or students who have a heavy load. All classes are not offered online, though, so be sure to check course offerings.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
378
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
139
Total FT Faculty
378
Faculty with Terminal Degree
70%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,572
Full-Time Retention Rate
73%
Part-Time Retention Rate
77%
Transfer-Out Rate
32%
Graduation Rate
45%
Programs/Majors Offered
58
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Public Service
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Other
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 4%
  • Social Work: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
Yes, but not all courses are available.
Best Places to Study
  • Dorm study rooms
  • Library
  • Student center
  • Student lounge
Tips to Succeed
  • Always have a back up plan with everything.
  • Become independent.
  • Get to know your professors, deans, and advisers.
  • Join campus organizations.
  • Learn the true meaning of friendship.
  • Network.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Spend a little, save a lot.
  • Stay focused.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Walter Peyton
  • 20% Vivian Brown
  • 13% Have a lot of notable alumni from this school

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