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Ready to Be a Tiger?

When you join the Jackson State University family, you join a legacy of excellence stretching back to our founding in 1877. Our emphasis on combining outstanding academics with a caring, nurturing environment empowers and prepares you to become a leader, in whatever you choose to do.

With more than 90 comprehensive programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, combined with high research activity and cutting-edge technology, JSU has something for everyone.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

JSU offers multiple ways to make college affordable for you and your family, including academic and need-based scholarships, grants, and FAFSA-based aid.



scholarships awarded in 2020-2021 school year.



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of students receive financial aid.

Getting Into JSU

Applying to JSU is a simple process through our Future Tigers admissions portal, and our advisors are always standing by and ready to help. You can monitor your application status at any time in the portal—plus, it is where we will send you exclusive invitations to events and important notifications from campus. We are excited to receive your application!

Questions? We Can Help

Whether you are a first year, transfer, or graduate student, our admissions counselors are here to guide you through each step of the process and ensure your successful transition into JSU.

Join the JSU Family

Wherever you are from and whatever your background, you can find your place at JSU—academically, socially, and culturally. We are here to help you take the next steps in becoming a Tiger.

We are a Military-Friendly School

JSU is proud to be a military-friendly school. We are eager to assist all veteran and military students in continuing their education. To help and support you through your journey, we offer a variety of military-specific programs and counseling services. Welcome to JSU, and thank you for your service!