Jackson State University

Men's D1 Coach: Wayne Brent
7 / 10
5,331 Undergrads / 7,250 Students
3 / 10
$14,050 Net Price
4 / 10
68% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Southwestern (SWAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
20% / 38%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Jackson Mississippi Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Memphis Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New Orleans Area
  • Hattiesburg Mississippi Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Biloxi Mississippi Area
Where Grads Work
  • Jackson State University
  • Jackson Public Schools
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • AT&T
  • US Army
  • Hinds Community College
  • Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Trustmark Bank
  • UPS
  • State Farm
  • IBM
  • Shelby County Schools
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Administrative
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Research
  • Arts and Design
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Overall Experience
Student Life
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
410 - 520
433 - 540
843 - 1060
15 - 22
16 - 20
17 - 21

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Applicants 8,396 2,718 5,678
% Admitted 68% 64% 69%
% Admits That Enroll 15% 19% 13%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Education (13%)
Business (13%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (12%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (12%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (11%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (11%)
Education, Other (8%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (7%)
Engineering (6%)
Human Services, General (6%)
Social Work (6%)
Health/Health Care Administration/Management (6%)
Business Administration and Management, General (5%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (5%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (5%)
Accounting (4%)
Psychology (4%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$8,445 $17,614
Books & Supplies$1,400 $1,400
Cost of Living$9,702 $9,702
Personal Expenses$5,233 $5,233
Sticker Price$24,780 $33,422

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship95%$9,555
Federal Grants77%$5,882
Pell Grants77%$5,440
Other Federal35%$968
State & Local Grants14%$3,255
Institutional Grants62%$6,506
Student Loans79%$6,689
Federal Loans79%$6,421
Other Loans2%$12,574

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $44 Million $6,073

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $28,000.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $19,500 $298

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 16.8%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,258 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $30,000

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 7.75 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 20% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 4 1
Aggravated Assault 3 3
Burglary 29 25
Motor Vehicle Theft 3 2
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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