Graduate Programs Overview

Jackson State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Jackson, Mississippi. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-three graduate programs: 35 Master's, 16 Doctorate, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 358 students have been conferred Master's degree and 93 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameJackson State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS
Graduate School Students1,868 students
647 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,445
Out-of-State$9,445
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 53 Graduate Programs
35 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 2 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Jackson State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Mississippi residents, the tuition & fees are $8,445 and $9,445 for non-Mississippi residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $460 for Mississippi residents and $960 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,270$8,270
Fees$175$1,175
Cost per Credit$460$960
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$9,900 (On-Campus) / $6,167 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,472 (On-Campus) / $5,472 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,217$26,217
Off-Campus Total$21,484$22,484
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,261$7,621$8,051$8,445$8,445
Out-of-State$17,614$18,314$19,279$9,445$9,445

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Jackson State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 159 major areas - 34 Master's (1 online programs), 14 Doctorate , 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total35893-69
Men7330-4
Women28563-65
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Physical Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,020 students enrolled in Jackson State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,868 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 461 male and 1,407 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 610 full-time and 1,258 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 647 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 494 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,868
Men Students461
Women Students1,407
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,868
Full-time Students610
Part-time Students1,258
By race/ethnicity 135 White, 1,585 Black, and 7 Asian students are attending at Jackson State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total1,868
American Indian /
Native American
5
Asian7
Black1,585
Hispanic6
White135
Two or more races7
5 students are younger than 22 and 598 students are older than 65. The school has 700 students aged between 22 and 30 and 565 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,868
21 & Under5
22-24279
25-29421
30-34318
35-39247
40 & Over598
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Jackson State University, 647 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 494 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,868
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses647
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses494
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses727
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses647
Mississippi Resident595
Other State In U.S.45
Outside of U.S.7



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