Jackson State University
1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217
General information
(601) 979-2121
Website www.jsums.edu
Type4-year, Public
Awards offered Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting City: Midsize
Campus housing Yes
Student population 8,377 (6,551 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio 16 to 1
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,499 2,601 3,898
Percent admitted 36% 33% 38%
Percent admitted who enrolled 40% 45% 38%
X
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations X
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
ACT 917 99%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 16 21
ACT Math 16 19

NOTES:

* 25% of students scored at or below

** 25% of students scored above

Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.

Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Returned in Fall 2008
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2005 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program

* (!) Interpret data with caution. There are insufficient cases for a reliable estimate.

* One or more categories are not present in the race/ethnicity graph because of an insufficient number of cases.

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2004, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions 2007-2008

* Data shown are for first majors.

* (-) Program is not offered at this award level.

Program Bachelor Master Doctor Certificate
Architecture and related services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 3 1 -
Category total - 3 1 -
Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 75 9 - -
Category total 75 9 - -
Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting 56 15 - -
Business Administration and Management, General 111 18 2 -
Business/Managerial Economics 6 - - -
Finance, General 18 - - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 28 - - -
Category total 219 332 -
Communication, journalism, and related programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 40 9 - -
Category total 40 9 - -
Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 20 19 - -
Category total 20 19 - -
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 20 - 6
Education, Other 65 - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 6 8 10
Educational/Instructional Media Design 4 - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 30 18- 2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - - 23 -
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching - 27 2 -
Mathematics Teacher Education - 1 - -
Music Teacher Education 3 7 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 21 7 - -
Reading Teacher Education - 3 - -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education - 3 - -
Secondary Education and Teaching - 14 - 4
Social Science Teacher Education 13 - - -
Special Education and Teaching, General 15 6 - -
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels - 13 - -
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 1 17 - -
Category total 152 142 33 22
Engineering technologies/technicians
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology - 9 - -
Industrial Technology/Technician 34 - - -
Category total 34 9 - -
Engineering
Civil Engineering, General 5 - - -
Computer Engineering, General18 - - -
Engineering, General - 6 - -
Category total 23 6 - -
English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General 24 6 - -
Speech and Rhetorical Studies 9 - - -
Category total 33 6 - -
Health professions and related clinical sciences
Communication Disorders, General 5 19 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 15 - - -
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH) - 32 - -
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor -12 - -
Category total 20 63 - -
History
History, General 6 3 - -
Category total 6 3 - -
Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General 2 1 - -
Category total 2 1 - -
Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 59 - - -
Category total 59 - - -
Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science - 4 3 -
Category total - 4 3 -
Physical sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 6 - - -
Chemistry, General 10 5 3 -
Physics, General 6 - - -
Category total 22 5 3 -
Psychology
Clinical Psychology - - 2 -
Psychology, General 48 - - -
Category total 48 - 2 -
Public administration and social service professions
Public Administration - 22 3 -
Social Work 47 19 5 -
Category total 47 41 8 -
Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 52 4 - -
Category total 52 4 - -
Social sciences
Political Science and Government, General 32 6 - -
Sociology 15 7 - -
Category total 47 13 - -
Visual and performing arts
Music Performance, General 4 - - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General 12 - - -
Category total 16 - - -
Grand total 915 370 52 22
Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1948 - Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 10/19/2001 - Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 5/1/2001 - Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM)
- Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health
10/4/2008 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and
departments and non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/1978 - Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering
degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
(!)9/1/1977 - Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for
the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for
elementary and secondary schools
9/1/1972 - Accredited

* (!) Estimated date

* Financial Aid for Postsecondary Students - Accreditation & Participation