Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

About JSU


Jackson State University, a four-year public university, is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Mississippi and designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive university. JSU offers over 90+ bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctorate and online degrees, ranging from Art to Engineering. 




J- main Campus 2         

JSU is set over 200 acres just west of downtown                      
Jackson, with four additional locations to meet each                     
student's need.                                                                                           


Rich Heritage

  • Founded in 1877 
  • Known as Natchez Seminary 
  • Established to educate newly freed African Americans to become ministers and teachers
  • Second largest collection in the world of works by modern black female writer
  • Official oral history collection of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement



  • Distance learning options, 7 locations
  • Cutting-edge e-Center@JSU
  • On-site upscale housing, retail, dining, and beauty options



  • Over 7,000 students enrolled
  • Top 10 ranking for social mobility, research, and service
  • Among top Military Friendly Schools 



  • Approximate 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio
  • World-renowned teachers, researchers, and faculty members
  • High-profile visits, including President Barack Obama and filmmaker Spike Lee
  • Extensive internship opportunities
  • Job counseling
  • Study abroad programs
  • 60+ clubs, organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities 
  • Student government
  • Community service opportunities


Financial Aid:

  • Grants offered: Yes (Priority Deadline April 15 each year)
  • Loans offered: Yes
  • Scholarships offered: Yes (Priority deadline February 15 each year)



These fees are subject to change without prior notification and include tuition, room and board.

Tuition and Fees