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Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson State University

Public 4 Year

About Jackson State University

Jackson State University (Jackson State or JSU) is a historically Black college and university ("HBCU") in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. It was founded during the Reconstruction era in 1877 in Natchez, Mississippi, as Natchez Seminary by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York City. The Society moved the school to the capital, Jackson, in 1882, renaming it Jackson College. It developed its present campus in 1902.

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Located in Jackson, Mississippi.

1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS, 39217, Hinds County

Jackson State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2020 Best Colleges in America

#677 of 6828

2020 Best Colleges in Mississippi

#7 of 59

2020 Best Public Colleges in Mississippi

#4 of 25

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Jackson State University is Education followed by Admin & Social Services, Business Management, Medical and Biomedical.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Jackson State University within four or six years.

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