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Challenge Your Mind, Change Your Life

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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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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JSU Newsroom

JSU Fall 2023 keynote Sophia Marshall encouraged graduates to be courageous and resilient

By Anthony Howard Over 600 graduates received degrees in their respective fields of study during the Jackson State University Fall [...]

JSU transfer student leaves PWI to continue a family legacy

By Anthony Howard Transfer student London Devaul graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration on [...]

JSU welcomes nearly 600 guests to new president’s meet and greet, Thompson talks shared vision

By William H. Kelly III Jackson State University (JSU) held its official meet & greet for its 13th President, Marcus [...]

Two-decade journey: Father overcomes suicide attempt and homelessness to success at Jackson State University

By Aron Smith At 37 years old, Justin Washington is set to graduate from Jackson State University on Friday, Dec. [...]


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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