Welcome to Jackson State University, Mississippi’s Urban University located in the capital city. Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. We value our alumni and friends who help to make us great. We have assembled an amazing group of people throughout our four campuses, including some of the best students in the nation and a world-class faculty and staff. With 9,508 students, Jackson State is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. We welcome the opportunity and challenge of providing the best education possible for the people who choose to study at Jackson State University.