Jackson State University is a top-ten HBCU, according to a recent report by Collegeconsensus.com. The cite describes itself as an essential tool for students in search of a college or university that best fits a variety of needs i.e., support and inclusion, inspirational and challenging academic environment, or networking opportunities.

Of the 50 HBCUs listed, JSU is firmly cemented in the No. 7 spot.

With regard to methodology, College Consensus pools data from a variety of college ranking sites, including U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub and the Wall Street Journal, among others. The results are combined with the “most reputable student reviews” from sites like Niche, My Plan and Unigo. College Consensus then creates a publisher rating and a student review rating. The combination of the two ratings creates a “comprehensive meta-ranking.”

Jackson State is the fifth-largest HBCU in the nation. Highly distinguished, the university has been recognized for a multitude of accomplishments on the local and national level. JSU is home to the first legislature-approved School of Public Health. It is also the only Mississippi HBCU with undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. Diverse Issues in Higher Education also noted JSU as one of the country’s leading producers of African-American graduates in science and education.