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 2,253 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,921 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 2,253 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,921 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 93 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 15 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$9,445
$8,445 for Mississippi Residents
Student Population2,253
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs93 graduate programs
(15 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 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)15 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 average compared to public graduate schools in Mississippi. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Mississippi graduate tuition is $11,022 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Mississippi Graduate Schools$10,438$12,663
Public$8,238$11,022
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, 520 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 Degree341358
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship13093
Doctor's degree - professional practice100
Post Master's Degree1069
Total491520
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 69 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching program with 83 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Higher Education/Higher Education Administration program with 24 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 520 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 358 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 69 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 [+] 1 completers-
Environmental Science1-
Architecture [+] 5 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 5 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies5-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences12-
Education [+] (1 completers) 131 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services18-
Elementary Education and Teaching2-
Secondary Education and Teaching1-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels12-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching54-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education17-
Music Teacher Education4-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8-
Reading Teacher Education7-
Education (other)2-
Engineering [+] 8 completers-
Engineering8-
Engineering Technology [+] 7 completers-
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology7-
English Language And Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 4 completers-
Mathematics4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 22 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management22-
Physical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chemistry2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Human Services [+] 59 completers-
Public Administration5-
Social Work54$34,100
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Political Science and Government0-
Sociology1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 56 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders14$56,300
Public Health25-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor17-
Business [+] 34 completers-
Business Administration and Management29$42,200
Accounting5-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total358
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Science3-
Architecture [+] 4 completers-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning4-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Computer Science7-
Education [+] 43 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration21$50,900
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration11-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching11-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering3-
Physical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Chemistry7-
Psychology [+] 6 completers-
Clinical Psychology6-
Human Services [+] 7 completers-
Public Administration5-
Social Work2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Public Health10-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Total93
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 [+] 69 completers-
Education69-
Total69

Graduate Student Population at Jackson State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,253 students enrolled into Jackson State University graduate schools where it has total 6,921 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 936 full-time and 1,317 part-time graduate students. By gender, 518 male and 1,735 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
Total2,2535181,735
Full-time936220716
Part-tme1,3172981,019
Jackson State University is a historically black school and 1,925 (85.44% of total students) students are Black/African American at Jackson State University. There are 149 White (6.61%), 19 Hispanic (0.84%), 18 Asian (0.80%), and 142 students with other races. 110 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,2535181,735
American Indian/Native American15411
Asian18711
Black/African American1,9254051,520
Hispanic19613
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White14940109
Two More16610
Un-Known000
Non-resident Alien1105060
Jackson State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,244 graduate students (55.22% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 503 graduate students (22.33% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,253
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,244
Enrolled Some Online Courses503
Not in Online Courses506
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Jackson State University. 323 students are aged 20 to 24 (14.34% of total students), 331 students are aged above 50 (14.69%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Jackson State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,2535181,735
Age 20-21909
Age 22-2431483231
Age 25-29505126379
Age 30-3432586239
Age 35-3930157244
Age 40-49468102366
Age 50-6430060240
Over 6431427

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