Prospective Students

ladyinclassroomThere are many reasons why Jackson State University is a great choice for you. JSU offers a first-class education that prepares you to compete and lead globally.

Here’s what JSU has to offer you.

  • An established history of educating men and women since 1877
  • 70 percent overall job placement rate
  • Student population of  9,000 students
  • 500 international students, researchers, scholars, faculty and staff
  • More than 60 countries represented 
  • Leader in STEM, cyber learning and is an Apple Distinguished School
  • iPads for all first time-full-time freshmen
  • Top 10 ranking for social mobility, research, and service
  • Approximate 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio
  • High-profile visits, including President Barack Obama and filmmaker Spike Lee
  • 130+ clubs, organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities 
  • Affordable, quality education
  • Designated research intensive by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Offers Center for Undergraduate Research
  • 44 bachelor degree programs and 50 graduate degree programs