Jackson State University Graduate Schools

Jackson State University (referred to as Jackson State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Jackson, MS. Jackson State University is a historically black school. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Jackson State University is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,317 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,080 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Jackson State University (referred to as Jackson State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Jackson, MS. Jackson State University is a historically black school. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1948 - Current).
Jackson State Directory Information
School NameJackson State University (Jackson State)
Address1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
Phone601-979-2121
Webhttps://www.jsums.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.jsums.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.jsums.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Jackson State University is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,317 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,080 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 92 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$9,445
$8,445 for Mississippi Residents
Student Population2,317
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs92 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Jackson State University is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $460 for Mississippi residents and $960 for out-of-state students.
Jackson State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Jackson State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)1 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Jackson State University is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,501$120$7,501$10,813
2018-2019$7,876$175$7,876$11,403
2019-2020$8,270$175$8,270$1,175
2020-2021$8,270$175$8,270$1,175
2021-2022$8,270$175$8,270$1,175
The graduate school tuition & fees of Jackson State is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Mississippi. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Mississippi graduate tuition is $12,982 (public) / $14,186 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Jackson State University$8,445$9,445
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Mississippi Graduate Schools$10,589$13,643
Public$8,541$12,982
Private$14,186
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,481 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Jackson State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.71% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $12,507. Off-campus living costs are increased by 7.46% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,952$5,123$6,100$5,100
2018-2019$9,400$5,178$6,100$5,178
2019-2020$9,702$5,233$6,167$5,233
2020-2021$9,900$5,472$6,167$5,472
2021-2022$10,066$5,415$7,092$5,415
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $460 for Mississippi residents and $960 for other students at Jackson State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$417$1,011
2018-2019$438$1,062
2019-2020$460$960
2020-2021$460$960
2021-2022$460$960

Graduate Programs at Jackson State

Jackson State University offers 49 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 572 students have completed their study at Jackson State University.
Offered Degrees at Jackson State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree341394
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship13097
Doctor's degree - professional practice100
Post Master's Degree1081
Total491572
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Jackson State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Education program with 81 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 77 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 27 completers.
Jackson State University offers 49 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 572 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 394 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 81 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Science0-
Architecture [+] 1 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1-
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences12-
Education [+] (1 completers) 147 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration5-
Special Education and Teaching10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services16-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels34-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching63-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education8-
Music Teacher Education2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Education (other)1-
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Engineering8-
Engineering Technology [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology3-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences13-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 30 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management30-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Chemistry5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 3 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
Human Services [+] 82 completers-
Public Administration5-
Social Work77$34,100
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 37 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders2$56,300
Public Health17-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor18-
Business [+] 42 completers-
Business Administration and Management29$42,200
Accounting13-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total394
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Science3-
Architecture [+] 2 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer Science2-
Education [+] 52 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration27$50,900
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration17-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching8-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering3-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Chemistry1-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Clinical Psychology4-
Human Services [+] 16 completers-
Public Administration14-
Social Work2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Public Health10-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business Administration and Management4-
Total97
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chemistry0-
Total0
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 81 completers-
Education81-
Total81

Graduate Student Population at Jackson State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,317 students enrolled into Jackson State University graduate schools where it has total 7,080 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 870 full-time and 1,447 part-time graduate students. By gender, 566 male and 1,751 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3175661,751
Full-time870208662
Part-tme1,4473581,089
Jackson State University is a historically black school and 2,058 (88.82% of total students) students are Black/African American at Jackson State University. There are 114 White (4.92%), 10 Hispanic (0.43%), 20 Asian (0.86%), and 115 students with other races. 102 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3175661,751
American Indian/Native American404
Asian20137
Black/African American2,0584651,593
Hispanic1064
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1143084
Two More835
Un-Known000
Non-resident Alien1024953
Jackson State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,633 graduate students (70.48% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 288 graduate students (12.43% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,317
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,633
Enrolled Some Online Courses288
Not in Online Courses396
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Jackson State University. 258 students are aged 20 to 24 (11.14% of total students), 347 students are aged above 50 (14.98%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Jackson State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,3175661,751
Age 20-21312
Age 22-2425574181
Age 25-29515139376
Age 30-3434493251
Age 35-3933085245
Age 40-49523113410
Age 50-6432659267
Over 6421219

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