Jackson State University


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Jackson State University

In-state Tuition

$3,964 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$8,872 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


3 additional libraries

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 440,956 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,186 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,000,000 microforms.

Museums & Art

Margaret Walker Alexander Research Center



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.



    nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    career, military, academic, psychological, birth control


    co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 29% of students live in school housing.
    • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

      Room Accessories

      • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


      • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
      • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Founder’s Day, Annual Cluster Conference, Capital City Classic
      • Student activities: choral groups, jazz band, marching band, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
      • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Phi Alpha Alpha (Public Policy & Public Administration), Alpha Mu Gamma (Modern Foreign Languages), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Alpha Mu Alpha (Marketing), Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science), Beta Beta Beta (Biological Society), Pi Lambda Theta (Education), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Beta Kappa Chi (Science), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Pi Alpa (Social Work), and Sigma Tau Delta (English).
      • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baha’i Faith Club, Baptist Student Union, Bethel Prayer and Bible Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Church of Christ Holiness U. S. A. Stuent Union, Church of God in Christ Collegiate Club (COGIC), Emmanuel Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Glory Phi God Campus Ministry, JSU Church of Christ Campus Ministry, Pierre Toussaint Catholic Student Union, Wesley Foundation
      • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) NAACP, International Student Association
      • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Freshman Class, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, Senior Class, Alexander East Residence Center for Women, Alexander Residence Center for Women, John W. Dixon Hall for men, Jones/Sampson Complex fo Men, E. T. Stewart Hall for Men, McAllister-Whiteside Residence Center for Women, Honor’s Dormitory fo Men and Women, Trasitional Dorm, Blue and White Flash, Ceramic Clay Club, Cheerleaders/Tumblers Club, Chess Club, Colony of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Commuter Student Association, Dance Ensemble, Dazzlers, Dunbar Dramatic Club, Food Service Club, Honda Campus All Star Challenge Team, Independent Student Association, Insatiable Modeling Squad, International Student Association, Investment Club, “J” Club, Jacksonian Yearbook, JSU Interfaith Gospel Choir, JSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Karate Club, Mississippi Alliance for Minority Progress (MAMP) Program, Model of the United Nations Society, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Association of Pershing, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. , Potential and Optimistic Workers for Education Reform (POWER), Pre-Alumni Club, Starlight Club, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Art Coalition, Student Educational Exchange Organization, Tau Beta Sigma Nat’l Band Sorority, Tiger P. R. I. D. E. Connection, University Choir/Chorale, University Club-Alabama Chapter, University Club-California Chapter, University Club-Caribbean Chapter, University Club-Carribbean Chapter, University Club-Georgia Chapter, University Club-Illinois Chapter, University Club-Indiana Chapter, University Club-Louisiana Chapter, University Club-Michigan Chapter, University Club-Missouri Chapter, University Club-Tennessee Chapter, University Orchestra, University Marching Band, Young Democrats at JSU, Young Forward Lookers at JSU
      • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Blue and White Flash


      • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, Mississippi (25), New Orleans, Louisiana (179)
      • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, MIssissippi (2)
      • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Jackson, Mississippi (3)
      • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
      • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


      • School employment is not available.
      • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

      Greek Life

      • There are 3 fraternities
      • 0 fraternity houses
      • 1% of students are fraternity members
      • There are 4 sororities
      • 0 sorority houses
      • 3% of students are sorority members.


      • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
      • Additional Policies

        class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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