Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University is a public university established in the year 1883. The campus is spread across an area of 459 acres and consists of more than 55 buildings. In 2008, the university celebrated its 125th anniversary. JSU offers a variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Department of Military Science

Jacksonville State's athletics teams are nicknamed the Gamecocks. It is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in Division I and falls under the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly I-AA, category in football.

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Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville , AL 36265
General Phone: (256) 782-5781

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Jacksonville State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching601education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, ...
Liberal Arts178foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management168business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine165registered nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work162family and consumer science, public administration, social work, social service professions
Security and Law Enforcement83criminal justice and safety
Science66biology, chemistry
Engineering Technician39electronics tech, manufacturing tech, occupational safety tech, engineering technician
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Media30radio and television
Art Studies22art studies
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15parks and recreation studies
Drama and Performing Arts9drama

Number of programs and degrees for Jacksonville State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,05238
Master's degree43423
Post-master's certificate1262
Postbaccalaureate certificate297

Jacksonville State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jacksonville State had a total enrollment of 9,077 students (7,583 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 53%
(Foreign Students) 47%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 20%
22-24 19%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Jacksonville State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 53 %

Jacksonville State Room and Board (2007)

Jacksonville State offers campus housing for 1,621 of its 7,583 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jacksonville, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jacksonville State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal385500
SAT Math380490
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT19%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Jacksonville State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,120
Room and board $ 4,215
Room charge $ 2,350
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,465
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 4,503

Financial Aid:
Jacksonville State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 102000)

Jacksonville State Faculty

Jacksonville State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5535
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2765

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year25$93,8814$89,897
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year26$93,6706$85,950

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$80,71117$77,605
Associate professoracademic year37$64,76322$61,523
Assistant professoracademic year50$54,66234$50,310
Instructoracademic year26$45,50865$44,028
All faculty totalacademic year152$62,239138$52,501

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Jacksonville State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Valley Conference
Basketball Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball Ohio Valley Conference
Track Ohio Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports216586

Jacksonville State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Jacksonville State Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Jacksonville State % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Jacksonville State Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Jacksonville State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Jacksonville State Number of students
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Jacksonville State % of degrees in family and social work
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Jacksonville State % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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