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Study at Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University is a public university established in the year 1883. The campus is spread across an area of 459 acres and consists of more than 55 buildings. In 2008, the university celebrated its 125th anniversary. JSU offers a variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Department of Military Science
Jacksonville State's athletics teams are nicknamed the Gamecocks. It is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in Division I and falls under the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly I-AA, category in football.

Profile of Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State is in a small suburb, in Jacksonville, Alabama. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Jacksonville State earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include education and teaching and family and social work.

Jacksonville State Selectivity

Jacksonville State does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 410 to 500 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 410 and 500.


Some professors at Jacksonville State are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 9, 077 students (7, 254 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at Jacksonville State belong to the Ohio Valley Conference for major sports.

Jacksonville State Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Jacksonville State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching722educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, early childhood education, special ed, school Counselling, health teaching, . . .
Business and Management220business management, marketing, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship
Nursing and Emergency Medicine168registered nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work156social service professions, social work, public administration, family and consumer science
Liberal Arts145liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, history, political science, geography, economics, foreign language and literature
Security and Law Enforcement107criminal justice and safety
Science46biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering40computer and info science
Therapy and Counselling39psychology
Media30radio and television
Engineering Technician29occupational safety tech, manufacturing tech, engineering technician, electronics tech
Art Studies21art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16parks and recreation studies
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Contact: Jacksonville StateJacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

General Phone: (256) 782-5781


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