JSU recognized for two top U.S. programs; top Mississippi institution by Intelligent.com

jsu_libraryJACKSON, Mississippi – Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included Jackson State University (JSU) on its list of the Best Colleges in Mississippi in 2023. The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition fees, credit requirements, and the available formats for coursework (i.e., on-campus or online classes). The organization ranks JSU No. 10 for Best Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Programs and No. 28 in Best Online Master’s in History Programs.

“Jackson State has an ambitious goal to elevate phenomenal academic opportunities for our students. The ranking from intelligent.com affirms our efforts to build stellar curricular and co-curricular experiences for our scholars,” says Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Alisa Mosley, Ph.D. “This ranking will likely provide a quality indicator for more students searching for universities with our offerings.”

Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.

“We are thankful for this recognition by Intelligent.com as it is further evidence of the high quality academic programs provided by Jackson State University,” states Vice President of Enrollment Management Josiah J. Sampson, III, Ph.D. “We look forward to continually assisting talented, prospective students on their journey to becoming world-ready graduates through our affordable, proven programs.”

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as master’s, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.6% for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, please visit https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-and-universities/mississippi/#jackson_state_university

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in metropolitan Jackson, Jackson State is located near downtown, with four satellite locations throughout the area. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu or call 601-979-2121.


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