Overview

Applicants
7,265
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
2.90

GPA Breakdown

5%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
31%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

ACT Composite
17 - 20

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
517
with Terminal Degree
374

420
Minority
267
Men
250
Women
22
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
36%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Performance, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Walter Payton
NFL

Tommie Stewart
Actress/In the Heat of the Night

Vivian Brown
Meteorogist/CNN - Atlanta, GA

Fredrick Clark
Attorney

Rodney Paige
Secretary of Education

Lem Barney
Broadcaster for BET

Lindsey Hunter
NBA

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,504
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$13,494
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,824
Transportation for Commuters
$1,050

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,844
Out of State
17%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

62% female
38% male
17% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
65%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
130
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
11

2% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Tigers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Tigers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
37

Average Number of PC's per Lab
29

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Linda Rush
Director of Recruitment

Address
P.O. Box 18389
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone
601.979.2911

Email
linda.f.rush@jsums.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Walter Payton Wellness Center
H.T. Sampson Library
Gibbs-Green Plaza
National Research Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Jackson Convention Center
Missippippi Art Museum
Mississippi Agric Museum
Northpak Mall
Jackson Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mondays - Thursdays
9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
601.979.2911

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: January - May, June - July
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.jsums.edu/jsuoim/recruitment/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
public transit buses, taxis

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM I-55 NORTH: Exit onto I-20 West (Take ramp 92-C). Proceed for about 2 miles. Exit onto Ellis Avenue (Take ramp 42-B). Proceed for about 1 mile. Turn right onto J.R. Lynch Street. At the first roundabout, take the first exit for Jackson State University. At the second roundabout, make a left onto Prentiss Street. The Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center is located on the left at the traffic light. FROM I-55 SOUTH: Exit onto I-20 West (Take ramp 92-C). Proceed for about 2 miles. Exit onto Ellis Avenue (Take ramp 42-B). Proceed for about 1 mile. Turn right onto J.R. Lynch Street. At the first roundabout, take the first exit for Jackson State University. At the second roundabout, make a left onto Prentiss Street. The Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center is located on the left at the traffic light. FROM I-20 WEST: Exit onto Ellis Avenue (Take ramp 42-B). Proceed for about 1 mile. Turn right onto J.R. Lynch Street. At the first roundabout, take the first exit for Jackson State University. At the second roundabout, make a left onto Prentiss Street. The Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center is located on the left at the traffic light. FROM I-20 EAST: Exit onto Ellis Avenue (Take ramp 42-B). Proceed for about 1 mile. Turn right onto J.R. Lynch Street. At the first roundabout, take the first exit for Jackson State University. At the second roundabout, make a left onto Prentiss Street. The Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center is located on the left at the traffic light.

Local Accommodations
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