Jackson, MS
Tuition (in-state)
$14,576 ($5,888)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Freshman

Diversity: We have a lot of students from around the globe, which is awesome.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many different cultures on campus

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: This is indeed a HBC so it is mostly African American but there are other races that I've spoke with and they enjoy it here. Race really is not a big deal. My circle is not based on just race.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It is an HBCU so most of the students will be African American. Jackson State does have students of other ethnic backgrounds

4 College Junior

Diversity: Since Jackson State University is an HBCU, there are many African Americans who attend the university; however, there are a mixture of other races whom attend the university. Everyone is welcomed to be who they are and stand firm in what they believe in because the campus is so open and free.


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  • 338th
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 525th
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 1054th
    Most Conservative Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lower, middle, and upper class students all exist at JSU. When thinking of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), you imagine all African American students, but this is not the case. JSU students come near and far to experience the HBCU life. It does not matter whether a student is African American, Caucasian, or Asian, this university has them all. Professors are also diverse in the science departments and foreign languages.

People come to JSU to receive an education with no worries about fitting in after weeks spent on campus. The atmosphere has a comfortable spirit that gives each student a feeling of home. It provides insight on difference and prepares you for the outside world. Homosexual and bisexual students exist proudly and are accepted by the student body. Each student will experience diversity and learn a lot about the world both in class or outside.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 17%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 26%
25+: 32%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 64%
Asian American: 16%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 18%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The campus is generally accepting of alternative lifestyles.
Political Activity
Economic Status
Most students come from lower- and middle-class families.
Most Common Religions
Minority Clubs on Campus
National Exchange Program

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 32% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 29% Conservative
  • 16% Moderate
  • 16% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 12% Conservative
  • 18% Moderate
  • 36% Not sure
  • 18% Liberal
  • 12% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 6% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 28% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 66% Very accepting.
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