Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB+
Jackson State University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jackson State University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities112Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services80Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies73Graduates
- Business Administration and Management56Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching42Graduates
- Health Care Management40Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.111 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.131 responses
After Jackson State University
- Very Good354
Jackson State University is an amazing choice if you're looking to attend an HBCU. Based on my personal and academic experiences, JSU is one of the best HBCU's in the country! Though we tend to be overlooked by prospective students across the country, Jackson State has the tradition, academics, and social life that many high school seniors and college transfers would appreciate. I highly recommend THEE Jackson State University to everyone during their college search.
- Recent Alumnus
- 11 months ago
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.
- College Sophomore
- May 15 2014
I am in love with my HBCU! Jackson State University has to be the best decision I made in furthering my education. Everything about this university screams "The Place to Become a Better Me". I love my dorm lie, my friends, my classes, my cafeteria (though the options can get boring), the professors, the administration, and the overall life here at JSU. I love my college and I am glad I chose it.
- College Freshman
- Dec 3 2015