Jackson State University

1,090 reviews
  1. Jackson, MS
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Jackson State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
1400 J R Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
Website

Jackson State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
810-1040
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,417/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,455/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,562/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,251/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,803/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,803/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,959Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
74%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Socialable
    83%
  • Stressed
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.70 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Pride
    41%
  • Tradition
    33%
  • Interesting
    26%

After Jackson State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

1,090 reviews
  • Excellent
    188
  • Very Good
    336
  • Average
    440
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    40
One of the best HBCU's in the nation hands down . There is not place better thank Jackson State University. It is thee place yoo be .
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
Jackson State is a school you can go to and know that you will receive one of the best educations in the state. The teachers take time out to work with you if you don't understand something and they will not move on until 100% of the class is on one page. If I could do this process all over again I would still choose Jackson State every time.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love JSU simply because even when I'm slumped I can go to my teachers or tutors and I know i will receive help. Jackson State really wants to help in even area they can, and I'm happy i go to a school that can provide extra help.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago