Institutional Research serves as the University’s clearinghouse for all external reports. This includes reports to the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning for the State of Mississippi, regular reports to the Federal Government, and special requests, such as those demanded by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), for information about the institution, which may be directed to the President or other officers of the University.
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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.
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Institutional Testing And Assessment
DIRPA administers numerous national and institutional exams for undergraduate and graduate admissions purposes as well as for licensure or certification. The results of these exams are valid at most institutions of higher learning and at other locations as appropriate to the specific exam. More information regarding each of these exams is available by clicking on the learn more link.
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The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires that universities make available to current and prospective students important information concerning each institution’s academic programs, retention rates, graduation rates, crime reports, financial aid procedures and more in an effort to ensure fairness and transparency for all higher education consumers. Jackson State has developed this webpage for current and prospective students to access the necessary information according to HEOA. Jackson State hopes that this effort between the University and the Department of Education to provide data to prospective students will help them make the best college decision for them and their future.
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