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

Parking: We have plenty of parking available.

3 College Senior

Parking: campus parking is decent as is off-campus parking. The surrounding neighborhood is not all that great so the investment in a campus parking permit is worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is hectic on campus, there aren't enough parking spaces for the students. There are plenty for the instructors, but their parking spaces are never full. I dont recommend that students NEED a car if they stay on-capus. JSU has the best transportation for their students. Shuttle buses pick you up and take you to the other side of campus, Wal-mart, the malls, etc.

2 College Junior

Parking: There aren't many places to park on-campus unless you arrive on campus early in the morning or late in the afternoon. If you aren't parked in a parking spot then you can easily get a ticket. Having a car on campus is great until you have to search for a parking spot. Parking off-campus is dangerous because you can become more prone to robberies.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Trying to find a park on campus is unbearable, there are more faculty and staff parks than student.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 657th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 926th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1204th
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The largest complaint around campus is parking. Students are concerned that they purchase a decal and still lack a parking spot. No student is actually guaranteed a location to park. Parking can be hectic on campus for numerous of reasons, and students are encouraged to purchase a decal. Seventy percent of students and professors drive to work, so the parking lots are backed up and over capacity.

There is a lack of parking locations for students who do not live on campus, and for the students who live on campus, sometimes they have to fight for a parking spot. Lack of parking spaces result in many students’ vehicles getting towed. Towing occurs all day every day. Students just park wherever they can fit to get to where they need to be on time. Arriving five minutes before class will result in distance parking and tiresome walking.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
Parking in Fire Lane: $70
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Athletic and Assembly center parking lot
  • The Liberal Arts Building parking lot
  • Churches on the outskirts of the campus
  • Walter Peyton Center
Getting a Parking Permit
Go To Financial Services
Parking Services
Department of Public Safety
(601) 979-2580

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 56% AAC parking Lot
  • 22% Athletic and Assembly center parking lot
  • 11% Walter Peyton Center
  • 11% Behind McAllister
  • 0% Churches on the outskirts of the campus
  • 0% The Liberal Arts Building parking lot

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 46 responses

  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 17% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 7% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 52% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 43 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 88% In front of dorms
  • 12% Everywhere else like JAP and behind Mcallister
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