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Challenge Your Mind, Change Your Life

At Jackson State University, we prepare our students to be global leaders by challenging them to improve themselves and inspiring them to elevate their vision to go further. Our emphasis on fully integrated learning means your education goes beyond the classroom and into the lab, the community, and the world. Here, you will find countless opportunities to realize your full potential.

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Ready to become a tiger? With our large student body, affordable tuition, and outstanding academic reputation, you’ll discover that Jackson State University stands out in the realm of education. Yes, Jackson State University is acknowledged by a variety of organizations for its academic achievement. Our students have demonstrated excellence in their subjects of study and employers and professional schools appreciate it. Jackson State University graduates are highly sought after across a variety of business sectors and industries.

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ranked HBCU by U.S. News and World Report.

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Become Who You're Meant to Be

As a top-ranked HBCU, your road to success starts at Thee Jackson State University. Whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit or want to pursue a STEM degree, we provide the resources to guide you through your college experience and maximize your potential.

Learn at a Top Research University

We are a Carnegie-classified high research university with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and more than $25.8 million in funding each year. From our Center for Health Disparities Research to our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, JSU helps our students and faculty develop new technologies that will impact the world.

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JSU Newsroom

Jackson State University honors JSU alumnus Randy Michael McGee’s Legacy with Randy M. McGee Lobby

By Aron Smith Jackson State University’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA) has named its lobby in recognition of Randy M. [...]

Three JSU art students gain real-world experience, partner with Visit JXN for JXN restaurant rebranding collaboration

By William H. Kelly III (JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University’s (JSU) Department of Art and Visit Jackson announced a [...]

JSU’s Assistant Chair of Music appointed to the National Association for Music Education advisory board 

By William H. Kelly III (JACKSON, Miss.) – Ramon Jackson, D.M.A, D.M.E., has been appointed to the National Association for [...]

JSU, President Thompson launches recruitment tour with first stops in Mississippi, Memphis

Jackson State University’s Undergraduate Recruitment Takeover Tour is underway, making its first stop in Southwest Mississippi. The delegation of faculty, [...]


The new Jackson State University strategic plan details how our university will meet the global challenges and expectations that are inherent in the changing landscape of higher education, and it serves as the roadmap for the University’s prioritizations, decisions, and resources, and for advancing Jackson State University as a recognized leader in higher education.

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