FAST FACTS
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Location:Jackson
Setting:Urban
Population:175,000
Enrollment:8,819
On Campus:25%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/11
  • Spring 01/12-05/01

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: OPEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,174

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,698

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
3%Caucasian
94%African American
1%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
0%International
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Jackson State University is Mississippi’s Urban University located in the capital city with a population of over 170,000. Jackson State University is a public institution that was founded in 1877. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.
Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives.
With nearly 9,000 students, Jackson State is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi. We welcome the opportunity and challenge of providing the best education possible for the people who choose to study at Jackson State University.
Fun Green Facts about JSU
Did You Know?
JSU was designated a “Tree Campus” in 2006
Houses a storm water management system that captures rainwater in underground wells and recycles it for landscaping uses

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Meteorology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Care, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: English

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Public Health

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Design Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Notable Academic Programs
Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, Elementary Education

Unique Academic Programs
Physics, Meteorology, Civil Engineering

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525 paper, 174 computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,174.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 19 ($265 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 19 ($265 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $75 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Transportation Fee: $8 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002410

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,164
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $555
  • Proximity to campus: adjacent to campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1534 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1473 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1393 per semester for 15 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.