Jackson State University: Statistics

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#1445 of 14,131 In the World
#406 of 2,597 In North America
#364 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 18 In Mississippi
#2 of 5 In Jackson
#118 of 1,012 For Computational Chemistry
Top50% For 19 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
970
Average ACT
19
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
4,668
Graduates
2,253
Male:Female Ratio
30:70
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.jsums.edu

Jackson State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 90% 86% 92%
Applicants 9,551 2,957 6,594
Admissions 8,594 2,542 6,052
Freshmen enrolled full time 611 234 377
Freshmen enrolled part time 12 5 7

3,033 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,653 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
135 or 22%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 890
or below

75% of them
had 1050
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Jackson State University are 890-1050 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
488 or 78%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 20
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Jackson State University are 17-20 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 6228 (90%)
White 298 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 207 (3%)
Two or more races 76 (1%)
Hispanic 58 (0.8%)
Asian 25 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,529
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,270$8,270
Tuition in-state $8,270$8,270
Tuition out-of-state $8,270$8,270
Fee in-district $175$175
Fee in-state $175$175
Fee out-of-state $1,175$1,175

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,464
Combined charge for room and board $9,900
Room charge $5,744
Meal charge $4,156

Jackson State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 84 54 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 132
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 124 3
Business Administration and Management, General 55 29 3
Education, Other 76 2
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 68
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 54 11
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 61
Accounting 40 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 36 8
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 29 14
Mass Communication & Media Studies 32 5
Psychology, General 37
Computer and Information Sciences, General 24 12
Public Health, General 25 10
Computer Engineering, General 31
Chemistry, General 21 2 7
Civil Engineering, General 28
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 4 21
Industrial Technology & Technician 23
Elementary Education and Teaching 20 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 22
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 18
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 17
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 17
Visual and Performing Arts, General 16
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 16
Finance, General 15
Political Science and Government, General 14
English Language and Literature, General 8 5
History, General 9 3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11
Rhetoric and Composition 11
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 11
Engineering, General 8 3
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 11
Sociology, General 9 1
Public Administration 5 5
Mathematics, General 5 4
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 5 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 5 2
Social Science Teacher Education 7
Reading Teacher Education 7
Environmental & Environmental Engineering Technology & Technician 7
Computer Science 7
Physics, General 6
Music Teacher Education 2 4
Clinical Psychology 6
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 4
Environmental Science 1 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 3
Music Performance, General 3
Statistics, General 2
Business & Managerial Economics 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Grand Total 1,082 358 93
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 44% 36% 49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 42%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,179
Citations
129,158

Publication / Citation count by topic

Chemistry
1,248 / 41,351
Medicine
909 / 47,079
Engineering
847 / 23,221
Biology
757 / 45,030
Physics
743 / 24,527
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
558 / 23,918
Environmental Science
463 / 14,300
Materials Science
386 / 9,081
Computational Chemistry
322 / 9,309
Computer Science
309 / 5,256
Psychology
297 / 8,852
Demography
241 / 20,755
Atomic and Molecular physics
193 / 4,805
Business
192 / 2,376
Nanotechnology
184 / 13,487
Public Health
178 / 10,555
Mathematics
148 / 1,412
Inorganic Chemistry
118 / 3,527
Oncology and Cancer research
106 / 7,406
Gerontology
106 / 13,215
Biochemistry
104 / 3,249
Economics
96 / 683
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
96 / 3,222
Environmental Chemistry
89 / 3,905
Political Science
89 / 181
Clinical Psychology
87 / 1,971
Computer Networking
85 / 567
Physical chemistry
81 / 2,285
Pharmacology
81 / 3,229
Organic Chemistry
81 / 2,274
Health Science
80 / 1,989
Geography and Cartography
74 / 725
Environmental Management
74 / 803
Healthcare Management (MHA)
73 / 813
Molecular Biology
70 / 2,517
Social Psychology
70 / 2,857
Sociology
68 / 1,175
Condensed Matter Physics
66 / 575
Chemical Engineering
62 / 1,635
Geology
60 / 1,300

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 54
1992 32 64
1993 20 90
1994 21 138
1995 32 148
1996 48 253
1997 33 268
1998 73 393
1999 63 538
2000 79 611
2001 81 715
2002 75 860
2003 93 1023
2004 126 1252
2005 148 1683
2006 170 2130
2007 172 2350
2008 188 2968
2009 210 3474
2010 238 4010
2011 242 5022
2012 238 6216
2013 264 7061
2014 261 8282
2015 275 9383
2016 264 9925
2017 318 11813
2018 236 12487
2019 243 15162
2020 238 18263
2021 223 20212

Jackson State University alumni

  1. Walter Payton

    Walter Payton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-1999 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Walter Jerry Payton was an American professional football player who was a running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. A nine-time Pro Bowl selectee, Payton is remembered as a prolific rusher, once holding records for career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories. He was also versatile; he retired with the most receptions by a non-receiver, and he had eight career touchdown passes. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame that same year, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He was named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1994 and the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019. Hall of Fame NFL player and coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—but even greater as a human being.

  2. James Meredith

    James Meredith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    civil rights advocatelawyer
    Biography

    James Howard Meredith is an American civil rights activist, writer, political adviser, and Air Force veteran who became, in 1962, the first African-American student admitted to the racially segregated University of Mississippi after the intervention of the federal government (an event that was a flashpoint in the civil rights movement). Inspired by President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Meredith decided to exercise his constitutional rights and apply to the University of Mississippi. His goal was to put pressure on the Kennedy administration to enforce civil rights for African Americans.

  3. Cassandra Wilson

    Cassandra Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    jazz singersongwriterjazz musicianrecording artist
    Biography

    Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. She has been described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work.

  4. Bennie Thompson

    Bennie Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Jackson State University
    In 1972 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Bennie Gordon Thompson is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district since 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, Thompson has been the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2019 and from 2007 to 2011. He was both the first Democrat and the first African American to chair the committee. He is the dean of Mississippi's congressional delegation.

General info

Founded 1877
Motto Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.
Colors royal blue, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff 997
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, Mississippi, 39217
United States
City population 154,000
Phone 6019792121
Fax +1 (601) 979 6950

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