Jacksonville State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,990
2.78% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,953
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.49%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.5%
12,570 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,632
72.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.2%
676 Graduates

About

Jacksonville State University is a higher education institution located in Calhoun County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Jacksonville State University were Registered Nursing (295 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (105 degrees).

In 2022, 2,035 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jacksonville State University. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,466 degrees), 4.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jacksonville State University is $9,990, which is $−14,006 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Jacksonville State University is $9,990, which is $−14,006 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,953.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Jacksonville State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Jacksonville State University was $9,990. The cost of tuition at Jacksonville State University is $−14,006 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,953
2022 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Jacksonville State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,953. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Jacksonville State University grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,124
Room and Board
$1,196
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jacksonville State University was of $9,124 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,196. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Jacksonville State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.49%
2019 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Jacksonville State University was 2.49%, which represents 46 out of the 1845 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Jacksonville State University received 12,570 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 19.9% annual growth. Out of those 12,570 applicants, 9,863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,632 students enrolled at Jacksonville State University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jacksonville State University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,863
Accepted Out of 12,570

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jacksonville State University was 78.5% (9,863 admissions from 12,570 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 19.9%, while admissions grew by 23.2%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
112
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Jacksonville State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jacksonville State University had a total enrollment of 9,632 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Jacksonville State University is 6,950 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,682. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Jacksonville State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jacksonville State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.2% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 0.633% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jacksonville State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jacksonville State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,632 students. The full-time enrollment at Jacksonville State University is 6,950 and the part-time enrollment is 2,682. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Jacksonville State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Jacksonville State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,993 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,282 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    61 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Jacksonville State University is 62.2% White, 23.7% Black or African American, 0.633% Asian, 0.457% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,027 students (10.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 661 more women than men received degrees from Jacksonville State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jacksonville State University is white (1,466 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jacksonville State University is Registered Nursing (295 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (105 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Jacksonville State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (178 degrees awarded), Education (360 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,684,994 people), Secondary school teachers (540,452 people), Education administrators (311,643 people), Other managers (231,716 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (221,224 people).

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University in 2022 are Protective Services (178 degrees awarded), Education (360 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), History (28 degrees), and English (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University are Protective Services (178 degrees awarded), Education (360 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), History (28 degrees), and English (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,056,170 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (435,151 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (420,498 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (225,084 people), and Legal services (196,887 people).

The most specialized majors at Jacksonville State University are Protective Services (178 degrees awarded), Education (360 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), History (28 degrees), and English (37 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Jacksonville State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 295 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 105 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jacksonville State University was Registered Nursing with 295 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

687
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,348
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 687 degrees were awarded to men at Jacksonville State University, which is 0.51 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,348).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Jacksonville State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.931 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 280 degrees were awarded to men at Jacksonville State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.38 times more than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Jacksonville State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Jacksonville State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.85% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,466 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    353 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jacksonville State University is white (1,466 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

6.93% of degree recipients (141 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    974 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    492 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jacksonville State University is white female (974 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (492 degrees).

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Operations

Jacksonville State University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−5.57%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Jacksonville State University had a total salary expenditure of 171M. Jacksonville State University employs 97 Instructors, 95 Professors and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at Jacksonville State University are Female Instructor (63), Male Professor (57), and Female Assistant professor (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jacksonville State University are: Service, with 132 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 130 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees.

Endowment

$14.3M
2022 Endowment
6.03%
decline from 2021

Jacksonville State University has an endowment valued at about $14.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Jacksonville State University declined 6.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.1M - Federal
  2. $3.56M - State
  3. $4.44M - Local

As of 2022, Jacksonville State University received $3.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.56M from state grants and contracts, and $4.44M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$66.2M
2022 Salaries
2.78%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Jacksonville State University paid a median of $66.2M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($171M) and a 2.78% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.5M
Instructional Salaries
347
Number of Employees

In 2022, Jacksonville State University paid a total of $24.5M to 347 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
132 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jacksonville State University were Instructor with 97 employees, Professor with 95 employees, and Assistant professor with 94 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jacksonville State University were Service with 132 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 130 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jacksonville State University was Female Instructor with 63 employees, Male Professor with 57 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 55 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Jacksonville State University.

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