Health & Safety

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

Health & Safety: So far, there has not been any issue concerning sexual assault. Unless, people do not report sexual assault. The campus security are very lazy.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have pretty good security, especially at night. Didn't hear about any sexual assaults since I've been there.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: No where is just totally safe

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Jackson State is very secure they spend lots of money on police officers and training I feel very safe no matter what time of babies

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Theft and robbery is one thing that campus security need to improve. It is often displayed on the local news of robbery of foreign students, and that's not ok. This is preventing foreign students from wanting to attend Jackson State University.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 171st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1196th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1285th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

In past years, the crime rate has been above normal for a southern city, but it has improved since then. Jackson State provides a safe environment to the best of its ability, which allows each student to feel safe as if they were in the comfort of their own home. With the new policies and police officers, a lot of unnecessary crimes are being prevented. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is important that you not walk alone at night, and keep a friend or family member aware of your locations.

 To enter into the dorms, student is required to have their student ID and a key to enter their personal rooms. Student IDs will only work for their assigned dorms. Loaning out your room key is not recommended for your safety, your roommate's safety, and the security of your personal belongings. Common sense is important when it comes to safety at JSU.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 2
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Campus Police Building
(601) 979-2580
Safety Services
  • 24-hour on-duty officers
  • Bike patrol
  • Crime log
  • Crime prevention patrols
Health Center
University Health Center
1400 Lynch St.
(601) 979-2260
Health Services
  • Allergy shots and medication
  • Emergency care
  • Emergency dental care
  • Health education/counseling
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Hypertension screening
  • Injury and illness treatment
  • Laboratory services
  • Men's health clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Radiology services
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Student health insurance
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 41 responses

  • 13% Walking alone
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Lack of safety escort services
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 7% None
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 52% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 40% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 48% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 32% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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