Graduate Program Overview

Jackson State University is a four-years, public school located in Jackson, Mississippi. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,445 for Mississippi residents and $9,445 for out-of-state students. It offers forty-nine (49) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameJackson State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1400 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS
Graduate School Students2,253 students
1,244 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,445
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 49 Graduate Programs
34 Master's, 14 Doctorate, 1 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$460$960
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$10,066 (On-Campus) / $7,092 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,415 (On-Campus) / $5,415 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,326$26,326
Off-Campus Total$22,352$23,352
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Jackson State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 49 major areas - 34 Master's (1 online programs), 14 Doctorate , 1 Post-Master'. 358 students have been conferred Master's degree and 93 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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
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
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
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
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 6,921 students enrolled in Jackson State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,253 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 518 male and 1,735 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 936 full-time and 1,317 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,244 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 503 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students518
Women Students1,735
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students936
Part-time Students1,317
By race/ethnicity 149 White, 1,925 Black, and 18 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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races16
9 students are younger than 22 and 799 students are older than 65. The school has 819 students aged between 22 and 30 and 626 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under9
40 & Over799
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, 1,244 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 503 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,253
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,244
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses503
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses506
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,244
Mississippi Resident1,077
Other State In U.S.126
Outside of U.S.41

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