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

Diversity: People show who they really are and some still hide it from everybody else. Some are ashamed of how people might think of them.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I'm a minority student at the university.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different ethnic groups. It's kinda weird at first but most of them are really cool people. It's nice to hang out with & learn something new.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Everyone gets alone and cares for each other.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: I never really noticed the diversity on campus I basically see the same people every day all the time.


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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 36 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 28% Conservative
  • 25% Moderate
  • 14% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 11% Conservative
  • 17% Moderate
  • 39% Not sure
  • 17% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 37 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 37 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 37 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 8% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 30% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 62% Very accepting.
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