The strength of the community lies in the strength of the individual. That's where the community's college comes in. The only way to truly change a person's life is through education. By learning to open your mind to new ideas, you open your heart to unlimited possibilities. While there is strength in numbers, we can't forget the value of the individual. Only with the strength of heart, character and determination can we build our community and watch it grow. That's why they're here. One person at a time, they're building communities with education.
Since 1877, Jackson State University has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. As the Urban University of Mississippi, Jackson State emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual, and economic environments. Located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi, the campus is a scenic 125-acre tract only five minutes from downtown and less than twenty minutes from Jackson-Evers International Airport. Tree-lined walkways and a large central plaza add to the atmosphere of a major university in a bustling capital city. In addition to numerous year-round activities on the campus, the city offers plenty of concerts and other cultural events, and shopping centers and malls provide exciting excursions in search of great bargains. Museums, theaters, parks and restaurants abound.
JSU Mission: Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive teaching institution that provides educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. As a student-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to balance academic challenges with a range of support services for students' academic, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates with skills for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning. As a comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University supports scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. JSU Vision: Jacksonville State University will be the regional comprehensive institution of choice for students who want a strong, high quality education. Students will be challenged academically by dedicated and accessible faculty and have access to the latest technology to ensure success in an expanding global community.
Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of global society. We expand the world's knowledge through innovative and cutting-edge research, widely available to our undergraduates. They explore new worlds through global-centric perspectives and study abroad programs. They devise new ways to generate prosperity. They help those struggling with disease, poverty, handicaps or lack of opportunity through science, education and service. With the mentoring of faculty whose first love is teaching, They help students fulfill their destinies. JMU offers each student a future of significance- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success. And our alumni continue to demonstrate the unrestrained liberty of individuals to use their acquired knowledge to transform the world.