Jacksonville State University

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700 Pelham Road N

Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

Phone: (256) 782-5781
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (South)

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Jacksonville State University is a public institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,991, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 459 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Jacksonville State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,640 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,130 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive teaching institution that provides educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. As a student-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to balance academic challenges with a range of support services for students' academic, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates with skills for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning. As a comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University supports scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1883
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $9,921,074


When applying to Jacksonville State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 9. The application fee at Jacksonville State University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 9

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Jacksonville State University is 18:1, and the school has 38.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Jacksonville State University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Secondary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Public Administration; and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 22%
Secondary Education and Teaching 15%
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
Public Administration 7%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5%

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Student Life

Jacksonville State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,991, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. Jacksonville State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,161
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Jacksonville State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Jacksonville State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Jacksonville State University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Jacksonville State University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Jacksonville State University, 85.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,415.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,640 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,130 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,985 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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