Jackson State University

Jackson State University has a distinguished history, rich in the tradition of educating young men and women for leadership, having undergone seven name changes as it grew and developed. Founded as Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, the school was established as Natchez, Mississippi “for the moral, religious and intellectual improvement of Christian leaders of the colored people of Mississippi and the neighboring states.” In November 1882, the school was moved to Jackson; in March 1899, the curriculum was expanded and the name was changed to Jackson College.

Available Programs

  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Jackson State University Locations

  • Jackson, MS