Assessment is essential for continuous quality improvement in academic and non-academic programs. It is a tool that provides meaningful information to faculty and staff about program strengths and areas of need.

Accreditation requirements also frequently motivate assessment. Program outcomes assessment is expected by the Board of Regents of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and most program-specific accrediting bodies. Assessment is a critical component of Jackson State University's reaffirmation of accreditation process.

Download the Statement of Assessment [.pdf format].

Institutional Accreditation

Jackson State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The university received its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation from SACS in 2011. Its next SACS review for reaffirmation will occur in 2021.

The physical address for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. Additional contact information includes a telephone number and email address as follows: 404-679-4500 and sacscoc.org.  All questions pertaining to the accreditation of Jackson State University can be addressed directly via SACSCOC.

Institutional Academic Programs Accreditation Programs

Strategic Planning Process

Jackson State University's strategic planning process is longstanding and continuous. It has historically been and continues to be led by the Chief Executive Officer.