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Study at Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a historical university located in Jackson, Mississippi. It was founded in 1877. Jackson State is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. JSU offers a variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Lifelong Learning
  • College of Public Service
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • School of Administrative Leadership
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Fine and Performing Arts
  • School of Instructional Leadership
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Policy and Planning
  • School of Social and Behavioral Science
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Science and Technology
The official mascot of JSU is the Tiger and they are sometimes referred to as the Blue Bengals. JSU is a member of the NCAA Division 1-AA's Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Profile of Jackson State University

Jackson State can be found in Jackson, MS (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Jackson State.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at Jackson State are in science and education and teaching.

Jackson State Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Jackson State turned down 64% of potential students in 2007.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 8, 698 students were enrolled in Jackson State. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at Jackson State. The school offers students meal plans. Jackson State student athletes compete in Southwestern Athletic Conference competitions.

Jackson State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching385elementary school teaching, education courses, educational administration, school Counselling, physical education teaching, higher education administration, special ed, kindergarten/preschool teaching, . . .
Business and Management222business management, accounting, marketing, finance, managerial economics
Liberal Arts113English, political science, sociology, history, interdisciplinary studies, speech and rhetoric, foreign language and literature, urban studies
Science100biology, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences
Family and Social Work80social work, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement79criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling74psychology, communication disorders, clinical psychology
Computer Science and Engineering46computer and info science, computer engineering
Media30mass communication
Engineering Technician27industrial tech, environmental engineering tech
Medicine26public health
Medical administration22health care administration
Art Studies19visual and performing arts
Engineering17civil engineering, engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13vocational Counselling
Architecture and Planning8urban planning
Music7music performance
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
office and Administration1office management

Contact: Jackson State

Jackson State University

1440 J R Lynch St

Jackson, MS 39217

General Phone: (601) 979-2121


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