Jackson State University is a Historically Black Carnegie Doctoral/Research Intensive public institution of higher learning located in the metropolitan area of Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

Jackson State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University's Public Health Program in the School of Health Sciences has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Master of Science degree program in Communicative Disorders has been awarded full accreditation in speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The RCMI-Center for Environmental Health at Jackson State University (JSU) funded by the National Institutes of Health has evolved as a "Center of Excellence" in biomedical research.

Ranking Profile:

- Jackson State University is listed among Tier 2 National Universities (US News 2012).

- Washington Monthly magazine ranked Jackson State University 37th among 242 institutions of higher learning across the country, outranking Yale (38th), Howard (62nd) and Princeton (78th) universities. The overall ranking considers social mobility, research and service ratings.

- The annual reports of Diverse Issues in Higher Education "Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers" and "Top Graduate Degree Producers" found that JSU ranked 2nd in producing African Americans with master's degrees in physical science. In its rankings, Diverse compares institutions of higher learning in various disciplines based on assessment of 2006-07 academic year reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

* Next: Jacksonville University in Top 50

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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