Jackson State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,501

5.04% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,116

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

71.7%

6,282 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,558

78.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

34.1%

337 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 Social Work (112 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (104 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (87 degrees).

In 2017, 1,451 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 majority of degree recipients were black or african american (1,245 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (106 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $7,501, which is $-18,999 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jackson State University is $7,501, which is $-18,999 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,116.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,501

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Jackson State University was $7,501. The cost of tuition at Jackson State University is $-18,999 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,116

2017 Value

9.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Jackson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,116. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Jackson State University grew by 9.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,404

Room and Board

$2,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jackson State University was of $7,404 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Jackson State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

17.8%

2016 Default Rate

519

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Jackson State University was 17.8%, which represents 519 out of the 2911 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 6,282 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 33.1% annual decline. Out of those 6,282 applicants, 4,506 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.7% acceptance rate.

There were 8,558 students enrolled at Jackson State University in 2017, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jackson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,506

Accepted Out of 6,282

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jackson State University was 71.7% (4,506 admissions from 6,282 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -33.1%, while admissions declined by -24.2%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

99

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Jackson State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jackson State University has a total enrollment of 8,558 students. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 6,748 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,810. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.1% Black or African American, 4.69% White, 1.24% Two or More Races, 0.713% Hispanic or Latino, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.245% Asian, and 0.0117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jackson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (33%) and White Female (2.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.9%) and White Female (5.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jackson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,558 students. The full-time enrollment at Jackson State University is 6,748 and the part-time enrollment is 1,810. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at Jackson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 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 61%. 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

    7,628

  2. White

    401

  3. Two or More Races

    106

The enrolled student population at Jackson State University is 89.1% Black or African American, 4.69% White, 1.24% Two or More Races, 0.713% Hispanic or Latino, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.245% Asian, and 0.0117% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 573 more women than men received degrees from Jackson State University. The majority of degree recipients at Jackson State University are black or african american (1,245 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (106 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jackson State University is Social Work (112 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (104 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (87 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 (230 degrees awarded), Education (297 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (87 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 (1,956,705 people), Physicians (480,216 people), Secondary school teachers (334,987 people), Education administrators (283,833 people), and Postsecondary teachers (277,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (230 degrees awarded), Education (297 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (87 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (230 degrees awarded), Education (297 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (87 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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 (2,911,082 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (688,860 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,527 people), Offices of physicians (246,557 people), and Scientific research & development services (183,914 people).

The most specialized majors at Jackson State University are Public Administration and Social Service (230 degrees awarded), Education (297 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (87 degrees), Biology (107 degrees), and Physical Sciences (35 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. 112 degrees awarded

  2. 104 degrees awarded

  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jackson State University was Social Work with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 439

  2. 1,012

In 2017, 439 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University, which is 0.434 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,012).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Jackson State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.929 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 185 degrees were awarded to women at Jackson State University in Social Work, which is 9.25 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jackson State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    1,245 degrees awarded

  2. White

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jackson State University is black or african american (1,245 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (106 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

    888 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    357 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jackson State University is black or african american female (888 degrees awarded). There were 2.49 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (357 degrees).

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Operations

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.2M (5.16%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Jackson State University had a total salary expenditure of $208M. Jackson State University employs 101 Associate professors, 99 Assistant professors, and 95 Professors. Most academics at Jackson State University are Male Professors (67), Male Associate professors(59), and Female Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 326 employees, Management, with 131 employees, and Service with 71 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.6M

2017 Endowment

9.57%

growth from 2016

Jackson State University has an endowment valued at about $42.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Jackson State University grew 9.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $244M 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. $37.7M - Federal

  2. $994k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Jackson State University received $37.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $994k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79.3M

2017 Salaries

1.98%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Jackson State University paid a median of $79.3M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($208M) and a 1.98% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.79% growth from 2015 and a 5.65% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.1M

Instructional Salaries

370

Number of Employees

In 2017, Jackson State University paid a total of $25.1M to 370 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

101 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

326 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jackson State University were Associate professor with 101 employees; Assistant professor with 99 employees; and Assistant professor with 95 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jackson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 326 employees; Management with 131 employees; and Service with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jackson State University was Male Professor with 67 employees, Male Associate professor with 59 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 53 employees.

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