Jackson State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,270
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,050
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.5%
8,396 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,020
67.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.6%
367 Graduates

About

Jackson State University is a higher education institution located in Hinds County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Jackson State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (144 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (133 degrees), and Other Education (92 degrees).

In 2019, 1,708 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jackson State University. 69.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (1,511 degrees), 17.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $8,270, which is $−20,230 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $8,270, which is $−20,230 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,050.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,270
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Jackson State University was $8,270. The cost of tuition at Jackson State University is $−20,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,050
2019 Value
12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Jackson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,050. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Jackson State University grew by 12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,750
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jackson State University was of $7,750 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.98% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Jackson State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 14.9% with respect to 2018, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
18.4%
2017 Default Rate
554
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Jackson State University was 18.4%, which represents 554 out of the 3013 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Jackson State University received 8,396 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.32% annual growth. Out of those 8,396 applicants, 5,669 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,020 students enrolled at Jackson State University in 2019, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jackson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,669
Accepted Out of 8,396

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jackson State University was 67.5% (5,669 admissions from 8,396 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.32%, while admissions grew by 7.08%.

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage
188
Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Jackson State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jackson State University has a total enrollment of 7,020 students. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 4,736 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,284. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.3% Black or African American, 3.86% White, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.869% Hispanic or Latino, 0.285% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.256% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jackson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (57.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.5%) and Two or More Races Female (1.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (61%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.2%) and White Female (5.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jackson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,020 students. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 4,736 and the part-time enrollment is 2,284. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Jackson State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Jackson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    6,338
  2. White
    271
  3. Two or More Races
    81

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University is 90.3% Black or African American, 3.86% White, 1.15% Two or More Races, 0.869% Hispanic or Latino, 0.285% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.256% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 674 more women than men received degrees from Jackson State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jackson State University is black or african american (1,511 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jackson State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (144 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (133 degrees) and Other Education (92 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Jackson State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees awarded), Education (408 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (144 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,513,365 people), Secondary school teachers (525,765 people), Physicians (425,969 people), Education administrators (279,614 people), and Other managers (232,954 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees awarded), Education (408 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Biology (139 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees awarded), Education (408 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Biology (139 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,856,249 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (605,742 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (494,612 people), Offices of physicians (246,396 people), and Outpatient care centers (182,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (171 degrees awarded), Education (408 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (144 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Biology (139 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Jackson State University.
Most Common
  1. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 133 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 92 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jackson State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 144 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

517
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,191
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 517 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University, which is 0.434 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,191).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.784 times less than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 141 degrees were awarded to women at Jackson State University in Social Work, which is 9.4 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Jackson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jackson State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,511 degrees awarded
  2. White
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jackson State University is black or african american (1,511 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (85 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    1,074 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    437 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jackson State University is black or african american female (1,074 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (437 degrees).

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Operations

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $46.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.23M (4.77%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Jackson State University had a total salary expenditure of $177M. Jackson State University employs 93 Assistant professors, 87 Professors, and 82 Associate professors. Most academics at Jackson State University are Male Professors (59), Female Assistant professors(54), and Female Instructors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 284 employees, Management, with 118 employees, and Service with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.7M
2019 Endowment
5.98%
growth from 2018

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at about $46.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Jackson State University grew 5.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $264M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $32.3M - Federal
  2. $822k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Jackson State University received $32.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $822k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$66.6M
2019 Salaries
5.82%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Jackson State University paid a median of $66.6M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($177M) and a 5.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.9% decline from 2017 and a 1.98% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
336
Number of Employees

In 2019, Jackson State University paid a total of $22.3M to 336 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
284 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jackson State University were Assistant professor with 93 employees; Professor with 87 employees; and Professor with 82 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 284 employees; Management with 118 employees; and Service with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jackson State University was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, and Female Instructor with 44 employees.

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