Jackson State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Jackson, Mississippi Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$8,445

Avg in-state tuition

$9,445

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Jackson, Mississippi. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,020, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. The university offers 44 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 38%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,445, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $9,445.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

68% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 68%

Retention Rate 77%

Graduation Rate 38%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 883-1080

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-21

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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68%

Female Student Population

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

7k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

Black

90%

White

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Hispanic

1%

Two or more races

1%

Unknown

Information not available

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Socio-Economic Diversity

77% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

77%

State Grant Aid

14%

Institution Grant Aid

62%

Pell Grant

77%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,882
State Grant Aid $3,255
Institution Grant Aid $6,506
Pell Grant Aid $5,129
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.