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At Jackson State University, we prepare our students to be global leaders by challenging them to improve themselves and inspiring them to elevate their vision to go further. Our emphasis on fully integrated learning means your education goes beyond the classroom and into the lab, the community, and the world. Here, you will find countless opportunities to realize your full potential.

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Jackson State University launches pioneering Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to combat Mississippi teacher shortage

Jackson State University (JSU) is proud to announce a new Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) designed to tackle Mississippi’s teacher shortage. The [...]

Jackson State University names alumna, Mississippi native, Denise Jones Gregory new Provost

Jackson State University has named Denise Jones Gregory, Ph.D., the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She will join [...]

WorldCom whistleblower Cynthia Cooper talks ethics at JSU’s College of Business

By Anthony Howard Jackson State University’s College of Business welcomed bestselling author Cynthia Cooper to speak with students about ethics [...]

JSU’s Catherine Coleman Literary Arts, Food, and Justice Summer Program enriches lives through cultural immersion and education

By Anthony Howard & Aron Smith Jackson State University hosted the Catherine Coleman Literary Arts, Food, and Justice Summer Program [...]

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Ready to become a tiger? With our large student body, affordable tuition, and outstanding academic reputation, you’ll discover that Jackson State University stands out in the realm of education. Yes, Jackson State University is acknowledged by a variety of organizations for its academic achievement. Our students have demonstrated excellence in their subjects of study and employers and professional schools appreciate it. Jackson State University graduates are highly sought after across a variety of business sectors and industries.

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ranked HBCU by U.S. News and World Report.

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Become Who You're Meant to Be

As a top-ranked HBCU, your road to success starts at Thee Jackson State University. Whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit or want to pursue a STEM degree, we provide the resources to guide you through your college experience and maximize your potential.

Learn at a Top Research University

We are a Carnegie-classified high research university with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and more than $25.8 million in funding each year. From our Center for Health Disparities Research to our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, JSU helps our students and faculty develop new technologies that will impact the world.

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The new Jackson State University strategic plan details how our university will meet the global challenges and expectations that are inherent in the changing landscape of higher education, and it serves as the roadmap for the University’s prioritizations, decisions, and resources, and for advancing Jackson State University as a recognized leader in higher education.

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