Jackson State University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $5,000 - $25,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Public Health, STEM

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACS

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6.5+, TOEFL: 69+

  • Social Media

 

Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.

Jackson State University (JSU) is located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi. The campus is a 250-acre campus with 51 academic and administrative buildings. 

Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. We have assembled an amazing group of people throughout our five campuses, including some of the best students in the nation and a world-class faculty and staff.

With more than 7,000 students, Jackson State is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Leading the way in technology, innovation, and research, JSU is ranked in the top 10 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in research expenditures and fifth in patents used among HBCUs. 

JSU offers 44 bachelor degree programs and more than 50 graduate degree programs, has 16:1 student-teacher ratio, approximately 500 international students, researchers, scholars, faculty and staff, 60 countries represented and 130 student clubs and organizations, including the International Student Association. 

Student Life

Student organizations are vital entities at Jackson State. Each organization provides and promotes leadership development, community service and school spirit. Each year, active organizations sponsor various activities such as seminars, lecture series, social and cultural events. 

JSU and innovation are synonymous. Students engage in cutting-edge technology in both the Create Center and Innovate, cyber learning facilities that assists students with completing digital projects and assignments.

Additionally, JSU offers a wide selection of dining and food options. The Heritage, the campus’s residential dining facility, not only offers delicious and nutritiously prepared meals, but also includes a Burger King. The Legacy Food Court in the Student Center has eateries such as Chick-fil-A Express, Mississippi Kitchen, 34 Payton Place Grill, Bistro 1877, Pizza Hut Express and P.O.D. Express.

Housing and Residence Life Program

Living on campus can be an exciting and rewarding experience. JSU’s Housing and Residence Life Program offers a variety of programs to meet students’ needs.  As a citizen of our residential community, you have the convenience of living close to classes, the library, laundry facilities, tutors, computer labs, and the student health center. 

Living on campus also offers a helpful and supportive staff, a secure environment, academic support, leadership development, and employment opportunities. JSU offers a diverse living-learning community comprised of traditional residence halls and suites.

 

Recreational Activities

The JSU Recreation Complex has some of the most popular and active programs and services at JSU. Programs include competitive and intramural sports, community leagues, club sports, FitWell Programs, free group fitness classes, and many other health related services. Recreation space includes the 95,000-square-foot Walter Payton Center, 12 outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor track, indoor pool and two outdoor fields.

English as a Second Language Institute 

In addition to offering a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, Jackson State also offers English as a Second Language.  JSU Global’s English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) delivers high quality and intensive academic English language instruction to international students, via experienced faculty dedicated to innovation and best practices.

ESLI provides intensive English language instruction to students wishing to gain a functional command of English in order to prepare for a successful academic or employment experience in the United States and meet the linguistic and cultural challenges of living in an English-speaking environment. It also equips students with the capacities to meet the linguistic challenges of life in an increasingly global society.

ESLI offers five eight-week sessions per year. The program has five academic levels and accommodates beginners, intermédiate and  advanced level ESLI students. Classes meet daily for a total of 20 hours per week.

Join the Jackson State Community

Jackson State University fosters a unique sense of community among faculty and students that prepares students to be global leaders. Set yourself apart by attending a university that embraces inclusion, technology, innovation and has a nurturing, hospitable living and learning environment.

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Jackson State University

Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson MS 39217
P: 601-979-1611
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  • Music Composition
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  • Predental
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