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Jacksonville State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Jacksonville State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Jacksonville State University Ranked?

2020 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 4 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer information systems.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Jacksonville State University is ranked #1,305 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Jacksonville State University is also ranked #13 out of 31 schools in Alabama.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Jacksonville State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Jacksonville State University is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Jacksonville State University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Jacksonville State University is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Jacksonville State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% 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  74 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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Average Overall Diversity at Jacksonville State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,491 undergraduates at Jacksonville State University with 5,523 being full-time and 1,968 being part-time.

Jacksonville State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Jacksonville State University scored 40.17 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.17 out of 100
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How Much Does Jacksonville State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Jacksonville State University is $18,074. 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 +
$15,529 $16,961 $19,569 $20,747 $20,890

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Jacksonville State University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,159 a year. That adds up to $28,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jacksonville State University is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Jacksonville State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Jacksonville State University make about $35,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 12% 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

Jacksonville State University is a public institution situated in Jacksonville, Alabama. The location of Jacksonville State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Jacksonville State University

Contact details for Jacksonville State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256-782-5781

Jacksonville State University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 42 majors graduated from Jacksonville State University. Of these students, 1,334 received undergraduate degrees and 320 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 291 $55,600
Liberal Arts General Studies 77 $24,800
Business Administration & Management 73 $34,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 72 $35,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 55 $27,800
Social Work 52 $30,000
General Biology 52 $22,800
Communication & Media Studies 51 $23,900
Accounting 50 $33,800
Marketing 46 $28,200

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,763 students took at least one online class at Jacksonville State University. This is an increase from the 5,561 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,763 1,782
2016-2017 5,561 1,699
2015-2016 1,632 1,632
2014-2015 1,402 1,402
2013-2014 1,575 1,575

Learn more about online learning at Jacksonville State University.

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