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Location:Jackson
Setting:Urban
Population:170,000
Enrollment:8,819
On Campus:30%
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:
$4,933

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,898

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
5%White
92%Black
1%Hispanic/Latino
1%Asian
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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
Notable Academic Programs
  • Earth Science - It is an exciting time to major in Physics, Meteorology or Earth Systems Science at JSU. Our department is becoming the country's primary source of African Americans who hold B.S. degrees in geosciences. JSU is the only Historically Black College or University presently offering a degree in Earth Systems Science. Nationally, our atmospheric sciences program has produced one of every four African Americans who hold bachelor degrees in meteorology. Our meteorology graduates hold highly visible positions on television with The Weather Channel, WLBT, and WJTV. Many of our majors continue on to graduate studies and have received degrees from MIT, Perdue, Georgia Tech, Howard University, Cornell, University of Michigan, and the University of Oklahoma, to name a few. We seek bright, talented, and dedicated students to develop into tomorrow's researchers, science teachers, corporate managers, high-tech entrepreneurs, and engineers.
  • Chemistry - Welcome to one of the top chemistry departments in the country that produces the 3rd in Bachelor’s, 2nd in Master’s, and 3rd in Doctoral degrees in Physical Sciences (mainly chemistry) awarded to African Americans in the country (Diverse Issues in Higher Education). The Department, with its 20 outstanding and diverse faculty members, offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. The BS degree program has been certified by the American Chemical Society since 1973 with several career options: biomedical science, environmental science, forensic science, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-engineering. Students trained through our programs receive excellent preparation for graduate and professional schools and careers in industry, academia, and government. In fact, 72% BS/MS graduates went on to graduate or professional schools within one year of graduation.
  • Biology/Life Science - The Department of Biology is an integral component in the vibrant and esteemed College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State University, the urban university of Mississippi. Jackson State University (JSU), designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive university, offers more than 90 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Biology is an exciting discipline, especially since it is the basic science of life and the foundation of life science studies. Also, biological sciences study programs and preparations are integral to specific health professions and careers. Courses in Biology serve as stepping stones for students preparing for careers in basic science research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental and marine sciences, in addition to many health-related disciplines and professions
  • Mass Communication - The Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications is a part of the School of Communications in the College of Liberal Arts. It is located on the first floor of the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU, 1230 Raymond Road. The Department houses an instructional television studio and Tiger TV, a closed-circuit campus channel and co-curricular activity that allows students to air their original content. The Department also is a part of the JSU Broadcast Center, which includes JSU-TV, the university’s commercial station, WJSU-FM 88.5, the university’s public radio station, and Weathervision. The Department consists of eight full-time faculty members, about 225 undergraduate students, about 40 graduate students, and a 15-member Advisory Council. The Department offers three concentrations: Integrated Marketing Communications, Media Production and Multimedia Journalism.
  • Industrial Technology - Industrial Technology undoubtedly is one of the largest contributors to the tremendous technological advances that we have witnessed during the past few decades. If you are a potential student looking for a career in Industrial Technology check out our programs which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following areas:Undergraduate Programs Electronics Systems Technology Manufacturing & Design Technology Computer Technology Technology Management Emergency Management Technology*New*

Unique Academic Programs

  • Physics - It is an exciting time to major in Physics, Meteorology or Earth Systems Science at JSU. Our department is becoming the country's primary source of African Americans who hold B.S. degrees in geosciences. JSU is the only Historically Black College or University presently offering a degree in Earth Systems Science. Nationally, our atmospheric sciences program has produced one of every four African Americans who hold bachelor degrees in meteorology. Our meteorology graduates hold highly visible positions on television with The Weather Channel, WLBT, and WJTV. Many of our majors continue on to graduate studies and have received degrees from MIT, Perdue, Georgia Tech, Howard University, Cornell, University of Michigan, and the University of Oklahoma, to name a few.
  • Science - CSET has distinguished itself with outstanding faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing both the quality education and science leadership necessary to achieve the highest possible level of excellence. The College is committed to implementing the University’s urban mission and focusing its intellectual and other resources on improving the quality of life for students, the surrounding community, state, nation and the global community. As we go forward in this millennium, we are redefining our College. We are confident that our Ph.D. programs in Chemistry,Engineering, Environmental Science, and Computational & Data Enabled Science & Engineering along with our dedicated faculty, our strong emphasis on undergraduate research, continued commitment to recruiting highly motivated students and continued growth in other innovative programs, will help to define our future. A fundamental objective of CSET focuses on exposure of our students to the research environment as early as possible in the undergraduate curriculum. Such exposure embellishes the development of the skills and knowledge required for groundbreaking research and enhances preparation for graduate study. Multidisciplinary research by teams of faculty, students, and post-doctorate research associates, provides excellent opportunities for student research training and development in several research centers and multi-user core research facilities. These and much more are available to inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
  • Civil Engineering

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, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Urban Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: English

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, 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, Design Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology

Conditions
Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 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 6/16/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $4,933.
  • 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: 15 ($286 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15 ($286 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/16/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $150 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 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 eligible 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
  • 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 6/16/2015.
  • 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: $3,239
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: adjacent to campus
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1659 per semester for 20 meals per week.
  • $1593 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1506 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.