Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,742
Graduate Enrollment: 2,317
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 62.11%

Male/Female: 35% / 65% (2017)

First generation college students: 32.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 975
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 940 - 980

2022 Median Admit ACT: 18
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 16 - 20

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 65.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 46.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 34.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 26.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 1.8%
Black: 94.4%
Hispanic: 0.6%
Asian: 0.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 0.9%
Non-resident alien: 1.8%
Unknown race: 0.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $24,637
In-State tuition: $8,445
Out-of-State tuition: $9,445

Estimated books and supplies: $1,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,066 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,415 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,092 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,415 (2022)

Average Family Income: $34,806 (2017)
Median Family Income: $21,266 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 68.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 79.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $30,470 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $323 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $14,392
$30k-48k $15,698
$48k-75k $15,713
$75k-110k $19,058
$110k+ $21,024

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 29%
6-year graduation rate: 39%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.5% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $30,470 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $14,625 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $24,781 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $25,900 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 48.7% (2015)
@3 year 51.6% (2017)
@5 year 50.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 36.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 37.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $30,196 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $37,267 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 33 $31,000 $307 $46,263 ($3,855) $70,889 ($5,907)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 32 $27,000 $279 $66,284 ($5,524) $81,397 ($6,783)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 12
Master's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 9 $48,619 ($4,052)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 23 $30,242 $304 $34,009 ($2,834) $43,802 ($3,650)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 133 $29,000 $292 $25,042 ($2,087) $33,858 ($2,822)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 6
Master's Degree Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 144
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 15 $525
Bachelor's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 14
Master's Degree Chemistry. 8
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 5
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 48 $31,000 $301 $24,034 ($2,003) $34,357 ($2,863)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 50 $29,500 $265 $37,346 ($3,112) $41,113 ($3,426)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 14 $45,494 ($3,791)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 13 $36,890 $330
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 12 $26,000 $276 $31,621 ($2,635)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 10
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Master's Degree History. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 62 $31,000 $310 $24,975 ($2,081) $43,486 ($3,624)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2
Master's Degree Public Administration. 8
Doctoral Degree Public Administration. 7
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 80 $36,403 $313 $27,633 ($2,303) $34,078 ($2,840)
Master's Degree Social Work. 73 $700 $35,938 ($2,995) $38,528 ($3,211)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 19 $27,000 $286
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 10
Master's Degree Sociology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 3
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 26 $31,000 $323 $24,236 ($2,020) $31,520 ($2,627)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 13 $25,000 $239
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 16 $46,452 ($3,871) $62,061 ($5,172)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 71 $44,875 $372 $28,559 ($2,380) $36,318 ($3,027)
Master's Degree Public Health. 22 $583 $36,395 ($3,033) $48,256 ($4,021)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 9
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 8 $784 $39,287 ($3,274)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 64 $35,000 $318 $25,491 ($2,124) $37,326 ($3,111)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 25 $450 $48,400 ($4,033) $60,865 ($5,072)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 9
Doctoral Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 9
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 45 $31,624 $299 $26,753 ($2,229) $32,288 ($2,691)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 23
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 8
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 48 $889 $46,448 ($3,871)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 3
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 45 $807 $63,026 ($5,252) $67,481 ($5,623)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 13 $816 $42,491 ($3,541)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 24 $31,000 $323 $37,848 ($3,154)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 94 $543 $36,645 ($3,054) $36,352 ($3,029)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 38 $28,875 $274 $26,970 ($2,248) $34,082 ($2,840)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 39 $583 $41,950 ($3,496) $43,979 ($3,665)
Bachelor's Degree Education, Other. 92 $42,699 $382 $25,715 ($2,143)
Master's Degree Education, Other. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $65,034
Full time faculty: 62%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $46,159,003 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $57,569,465 (2022)