Public school in Mississippi with 5,300 total undergraduate students

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Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$22,629
Out-of-state
$33,857

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$12,825

$30,001–48,000
$12,456

$48,001–75,000
$14,969

$75,001–110,000
$19,456

Over $110,000
$18,040

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
69%
Women
70%

Men
65%

Total number of applicants
7,680
Women: 67%
Men: 33%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
16%

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
Yes

Considers class rank
Yes

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL Policy (International Applicants)
Required

SAT/ACT Testing policy
Required

Which tests students typically submit

SAT: 23%
ACT: 77%
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
825
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
61%
Enrolled men:
39%
6-year graduation rate
43%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
53%

Student diversity

Very diverse
International students
2%
Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students
Asian and Pacific Islander: 0%
Black: 93%
Hispanic: 1%
Native American: 0%
Other: 1%
White: 4%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
15:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors and Careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
No

Football conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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Location

1400 J R Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
Campus Setting
Urban

Region
Southeast

Campus culture

Religious Affilliation
None

HBCU
Yes

Contact information

(601) 979-2121
1400 J R Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217