JSU at a Glance

JSU Sign in spring

Location: Jacksonville, AL
Founded: 1883
President: Dr. Don C. Killingsworth, Jr.
Fall 2023 Enrollment: 9,672 
Faculty: 347 full-time; 187 part-time
Alumni: 70,000 in 50 states and 136 countries
Academic Programs: JSU offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate microcredential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/microcredentials.  More than 40 online programs are offered.
Athletics:  JSU competes in 18 sports, and is a member of Conference USA (CUSA). New to JSU Athletics in Fall 2023 is Women's Bowling. JSU has won six team national championships and two individual national championships, all-time.
School Mascot: The Gamecock
School Colors: Red and White

Undergraduate Enrollment Fall 2023

Undergraduate Total Enrollment: 8,378 (87% of JSU's total enrollment)
Undergraduates by Gender:
 59% female, 41% male
Undergraduate Status: 6,497 full-time; 1,881 part-time
Undergraduates by Classification: 3,915 freshmen; 1,502 Sophomores; 1,517 Juniors; 1,444 Seniors

Graduate/Doctoral Enrollment Fall 2023

Total Enrollment: 1,294 (13% of JSU's total enrollment)
Graduate/Doctoral Students by Gender: 
65% female, 35% male
Graduate/Doctoral Students by Status: 463 full-time; 831 part-time
Graduate/Doctoral Students by Classification: Graduate 1,136; Doctoral 158

International Enrollment Fall 2023

251 International Students representing 63 countries.

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  • Southerners on the field

    A Sound Legacy

    JSU is home to the internationally recognized, 528 member strong Marching Southerners and Ballerinas.

  • Dr Guillermo Francia, a JSU Fulbright scholar

    Fulbright Scholars

    JSU has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

  • JSU baseball equipment at home plate

    Gamecock Championships

    JSU is the only school in the nation to lay claim to NCAA national titles in football, men's basketball and baseball at the Division I or Division II levels.

  • JSU Greeks

    Service Learning

    In 2017, JSU Greeks logged more than 15,000 hours of community service.

  • International Students at UN Day Tea

    A Rich Cultural Partnership

    The International House Program began in 1946 with five students from France. Initially, the program focused on languages. Today, there are 40 members of the program - 20 American students and 20 internationals.