Founded in 1877, Jackson State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Jackson (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Jackson State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Jackson State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 142 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Jackson State University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||Jackson State University|
|Motto||Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.
|Colours||Royal blue and white|
|Address||1400 J.R. Lynch Street
|Tel||+1 (601) 979 2121|
|Fax||+1 (601) 979 6950|
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|Minority Serving||Historically Black Institution|
|International Students||Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission|
|Selection Type||Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Admission Office||1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 17330
(601) 979 2100
800 848 6917
|Control Type||Public State|
|Basic Classification||Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity|
|2000 Classification||Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||High undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Professions focus, no graduate coexistence|
Jackson State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 285,722 physical volumes, 664 physical media and 61 licensed digital/electronic databases. Jackson State University's library has 4 branches.
Jackson State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,709 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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