Jackson State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Jackson, MS

This school is more affordable than other public schools for out-of-state students.

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

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$8,270

Avg tuition

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About Jackson State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Jackson State University is a small public university located on an urban campus in Jackson, Mississippi. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,668, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 90%. The university offers 45 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $8,270.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

90% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

74% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

44% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-20

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1050

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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7k

Students enrolled

82%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

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

0%

Female student population

69%

Socio-economic diversity

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

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

5,686

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 3% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,270 $8,270
Graduate $8,270 $8,270

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,400
On-campus room and board $9,900
On-campus other expenses $5,472
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $6,167
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,472
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,472

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,042 $25,042
Off-campus without family $21,309 $21,309
Off-campus with family $15,142 $15,142

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

93%

State Grant Aid

16%

Institution Grant Aid

39%

Pell Grant

77%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,613
State Grant Aid $3,692
Institution Grant Aid $9,297
Pell Grant Aid $5,103

Financial Outlook

$30k

Average student debt after graduation

$28k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. 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.