Jackson State is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Jackson State is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Jackson State Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Jackson State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Jackson State Disability Services.
Jackson State for the Military
While not a "service academy", Jackson State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Jackson State for Veterans Guide.
Jackson State offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Jackson State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Jackson State University
Jackson State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Jackson State University
There were 5,331 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 4,840 (90.8%). Part-time attendance was 491 (9.2%).
Jackson State University is Ranked #1,844 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Jackson State is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Jackson State #1844 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Jackson State University Competes in the NCAA
Jackson State has a total of 267 student athletes, 168 men and 99 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$5,375,359|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$5,375,359|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Jackson State University Athletics