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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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US Senator Laphonza Butler and US District Judge Carlton W. Reeves named 2024 Spring commencement speakers

Jackson State University announces two distinguished alumni will keynote the 2024 Spring commencement ceremonies. United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves will [...]

JSU speaker series aims to help students become who they are meant to be

Jackson State University’s Division of Academic Affairs presents “Thee Pathway to Becoming Who You Are Meant to Be” Legacy and [...]

Sonic Boom welcomes Pasadena Tournament of Roses® President to JSU ahead of 2025 Rose Parade®

Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South welcomes Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association President Ed Morales to campus Friday, [...]

JSU DURP professor Merem on journey of restoration after meeting a pope, surviving a Nigerian civil war

After meeting Pope John Paul II in 1981 and surviving a Nigerian civil war nearly a decade earlier, Edmund C. [...]

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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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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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