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Jackson State University is a public institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$19,105 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Jackson State University?


Contact details for Jackson State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
Phone: 601-979-2121

How Do I Get Into Jackson State?

You can apply to Jackson State online at:

Admission Requirements for Jackson State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Jackson State?

62% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, Jackson State does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Jackson State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 440. Math scores were between 520 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Jackson State University  ( 420 to 440 )

SAT Math Scores for Jackson State University  ( 520 to 540 )
Jackson State received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 19. Math scores were between 15 and 19. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Jackson State University  ( 15 to 19 )
ACT Math Scores for Jackson State University  ( 15 to 19 )
ACT Composite Scores for Jackson State University  ( 16 to 20 )

Can I Afford Jackson State University?

$19,105 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Jackson State is $19,105. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Jackson State, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $6,497 a year. That adds up to $25,988 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jackson State is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Jackson State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,046 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,763 undergraduate students at Jackson State, with 4,046 being full-time and 717 being part-time.


There are also 2,317 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,046 full-time undergraduates at Jackson State, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jackson State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 3,815
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 73
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 50

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Jackson State University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at Jackson State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Ethiopia.

Online Learning at Jackson State University

3,195 Took All Classes Online
6,338 Took At Least One Class Online
20.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,338 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jackson State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Jackson State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jackson State University was 20.4%. This is the #764 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Jackson State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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