Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Jacksonville State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Jacksonville State University was awarded 56 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is quality control technology.

Overall Quality

Jacksonville State University landed the #1,877 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 48 colleges in Alabama, Jacksonville State University is ranked at #26.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Jacksonville State University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Jacksonville State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Jacksonville State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 530. Math scores were between 420 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 420 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 420 to 520 )
Jacksonville State University received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Jacksonville State University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Jacksonville State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Jacksonville State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Jacksonville State University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Jacksonville State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Jacksonville State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Jacksonville State University is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

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Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,749 undergraduates at Jacksonville State University with 5,942 being full-time and 1,807 being part-time.

How Much Does Jacksonville State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Jacksonville State University is $15,559. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Jacksonville State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,693 $14,338 $16,921 $18,743 $19,004

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Jacksonville State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Jacksonville State University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,016 a year. That adds up to $32,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jacksonville State University is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Jacksonville State University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,800 in their early years. This is about 10% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Jacksonville State University make the most money.

Location of Jacksonville State University

Located in Jacksonville, Alabama, Jacksonville State University is a public institution. Jacksonville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Jacksonville State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256-782-5781
Website: www.jsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSUNews

Jacksonville State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Jacksonville State University. Of these students, 1,426 received undergraduate degrees and 338 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 288 $55,600
Liberal Arts General Studies 105 $24,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 74 $35,100
General Biology 71 $22,800
Business Administration & Management 71 $34,500
Computer Information Systems 59 $43,500
Social Work 58 $30,000
Accounting 53 $33,800
Health Sciences & Services 51 $22,500
General Family & Consumer Sciences 47 $24,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Jacksonville State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Jacksonville State University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 6,329 students took at least one online class at Jacksonville State University. This is an increase from the 5,763 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 6,329 1,914
2017-2018 5,763 1,782
2016-2017 5,561 1,699
2015-2016 1,632 1,632
2013-2014 1,575 1,575

Learn more about online learning at Jacksonville State University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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