Jackson State University

Acceptance Rate 68 %
SAT Average 982
Tuition & Fees $9,445
Student Population 7,250
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,788

Academic Overview

Jackson State University Campus, Jackson, MS
Jackson State University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2021 tuition & fees are $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,250 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 68% and the graduation rate is 38% last year.
The salary after graduation from Jackson State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $33,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Jackson State University are $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $8,445 for in-state students and $8,445 for out-of-state students.
Jackson State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Jackson State. The acceptance rate of Jackson State is 68% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 15%. The average graduation rate is 38% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $7,788 and 74% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,250 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Jackson State University is 68 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Jackson State University is 38 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Jackson State University is 53 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Jackson State University is 7,250
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Jackson State University is 15 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,788 at Jackson State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Jackson State offers 93 major programs through online and on-site education where 16 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree445
Master's Degree3410
Post Master's Degree11
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship130
Doctor's degree - other10

Special Learning Opportunities

Jackson State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,709)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,769)

Veterans Benefits

Jackson State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges