Jackson State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,270
2022 Average Net Price
$15,292
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.6%
12,583 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,906
74.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.8%
446 Graduates

About

Jackson State University is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Jackson State University were Teacher Education (144 degrees awarded), Social Work (118 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees).

In 2022, 1,760 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jackson State University. 73.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,620 degrees), 30.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $8,270, which is $−21,880 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $8,270, which is $−21,880 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,292.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Jackson State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,270
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Jackson State University was $8,270. The cost of tuition at Jackson State University is $−21,880 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$15,292
2022 Value
1.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Jackson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,292. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Jackson State University grew by 1.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,579
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jackson State University was of $8,579 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.79% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Jackson State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 12.5% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.18%
2019 Default Rate
109
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Jackson State University was 4.18%, which represents 109 out of the 2607 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Jackson State University received 12,583 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 59.5% annual growth. Out of those 12,583 applicants, 11,153 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.6% acceptance rate.

There were 6,906 students enrolled at Jackson State University in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jackson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,153
Accepted Out of 12,583

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jackson State University was 88.6% (11,153 admissions from 12,583 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 62.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 59.5%, while admissions grew by 128%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
8
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Jackson State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jackson State University had a total enrollment of 6,906 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 5,156 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,750. This means that 74.7% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92.7% Black or African American, 2.64% White, 0.681% Two or More Races, 0.319% Hispanic or Latino, 0.304% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jackson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.8%) and White Male (1.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (65.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.7%) and White Female (2.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jackson State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,906 students. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 5,156 and the part-time enrollment is 1,750. This means that 74.7% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Jackson State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Jackson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    6,402 enrolled students
  2. White
    182 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    47 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University is 92.7% Black or African American, 2.64% White, 0.681% Two or More Races, 0.319% Hispanic or Latino, 0.304% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 836 more women than men received degrees from Jackson State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jackson State University is black or african american (1,620 degrees awarded). There were 30.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (53 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Jackson State University is Teacher Education (144 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (118 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Jackson State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Education (504 degrees), and Biology (156 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,637,481 people), Secondary school teachers (497,470 people), Physicians (429,386 people), Education administrators (287,528 people), and Other managers (263,018 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Education (504 degrees), Biology (156 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Education (504 degrees), Biology (156 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,942,105 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (673,629 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,066 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (411,315 people), and Offices of physicians (238,722 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (210 degrees awarded), Education (504 degrees), Biology (156 degrees), Protective Services (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Jackson State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 137 degrees awarded
  2. 93 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jackson State University was General Biological Sciences with 137 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

462
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,298
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 462 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University, which is 0.356 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,298).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.564 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 181 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University in Social Work, which is 12.9 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Jackson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Jackson State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,620 degrees awarded
  2. White
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jackson State University is black or african american (1,620 degrees awarded). There were 30.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (53 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    1,219 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    401 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jackson State University is black or african american female (1,219 degrees awarded). There were 3.04 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.1%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Jackson State University had a total salary expenditure of 191M. Jackson State University employs 88 Assistant professors, 86 Associate professors and 82 Professors. Most academics at Jackson State University are Male Professor (55), Female Assistant professor (52), and Male Associate professor (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 289 employees, Management, with 130 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 50 employees.

Endowment

$48.9M
2022 Endowment
15%
decline from 2021

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at about $48.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Jackson State University declined 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $324M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$65.4M
2022 Salaries
3.95%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Jackson State University paid a median of $65.4M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($191M) and a 3.95% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.6M
Instructional Salaries
312
Number of Employees

In 2022, Jackson State University paid a total of $22.6M to 312 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
289 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jackson State University were Assistant professor with 88 employees, Associate professor with 86 employees, and Professor with 82 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 289 employees, Management with 130 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jackson State University was Male Professor with 55 employees, Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, and Male Associate professor with 45 employees.

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