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Jackson State University Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • economics
  • physics
  • Spanish


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 4 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in June, July, August, and January.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 48% continue within 5 years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Medical School: 10%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 9%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 16%
  • Other: 13%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • U Medical Center, Jackson; University of Southern Mississippi.
Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • AT&T, IBM.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Joseph Jackson, president, National Baptist Convention; Robert Clark, state legislator; John Peoples, former president, Jackson State U; Charles Moore, contractor/entrepreneur; Walter Payton, professional athlete.