Report shows JSU leader in educating African-American teachers and scientists

Anthony Dean

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University has been ranked the No. 2 school in the country when it comes to educating African-American teachers. The ranking is consistent with the university’s ongoing standing, where it has been either No. 1 or No. 2 since 2005.

The annual ranking was published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s article, “Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers.” The report also ranked Jackson State high in two important science fields. Among all schools in the nation educating African-American students, Jackson State ranked No. 3 in both physical sciences and multi/interdisciplinary studies. When considering all disciplines combined, Jackson State held its 2010 ranking of No. 7.

The magazine also cites the strength of JSU’s master’s and doctoral degree programs in the article “Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers.”

Jackson State’s physical sciences master’s programs rank No. 2. Its rehabilitation and therapeutic professions rank No. 5. Also noted are the university’s communication disorders sciences and services, English language and literature, and social sciences programs, which each ranked No. 7. Biological and biomedical sciences earned a No. 9 ranking.

JSU’s doctoral programs ranked No. 6 overall for African Americans. More specifically, physical sciences ranked No. 4; psychology No. 5; business, management, marketing, and related support services No. 7 and education No. 7.

In its annual rankings, Diverse compares institutions of higher learning in various disciplines based on an assessment of 2009-10 academic year reports submitted to the

U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

“Jackson State has a long and proud history of educating African Americans,” said JSU Spokesman Anthony Dean. “As we work even harder in the years to come, we look forward to seeing even higher rankings.”

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About Jackson State University: Bridge to a Brighter Tomorrow

Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit


9 thoughts on “Report shows JSU leader in educating African-American teachers and scientists

  1. Pingback: Report shows JSU leader in educating African-American teachers and scientists | HBCU Lifestyle: Diverse ideas that enhance our community

  2. CONGRATULATIONS to the Department of Biology (and it Faculty, staff , students and Chairman Dr. Greg Begonia) for its high ranking (4th and 9th, respectively)in producing African-American B.S. and M.S. graduates in Biological and Biomedical sciences. Imagine if the ranking was based only/solely on Biological Science discipline – JSU’s rank would have been higher. This is because the JSU’s Department of Biology offers only a B.S. in Biology degree. It does NOT offer a B.S. in Biomedical Science degree. Also, the Department of Biology offers only two (2) M.S. degrees –1) Biology; and 2) M.S. in Environmental Science. It does NOT offer a M.S. degree in Biomedical Science. Anyway, your ranking proves that you are doing an excellent job of preparing and educating future biological and environmental scientists. Congratulations again!

  3. Also, JSU is ranked number 4 among all institutions in the US in the production of African-American baccalaureate graduates in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences. The number of African American MS graduates in Biology includes only those with biological & biomedical sciences discipline. It excludes the MS graduates in Environmental Sciences, a MS program under the Biology Department.

  4. I love my dear ole college home…This makes me more proud to be a Tiger. Mom,Dad,Sister and Me all have degrees from JSU. Being a tiger is just in my bloodline. Choose Jackson State I Did!!!

  5. Congratulations to the Department of Chemistry for the high ranking of Physical Sciences MS/PhD degrees! Congratulations to both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics for the high ranking of BS degrees in Physical Sciences.

    • Congratulations to the College of Education and Human Development. Your diligence continues to impact secondary education in many positive ways. This ranking proves that you are doing a great job of educating teachers for
      classrooms of the future.

  6. I came..I saw..I choose JSU…of yea I graduated as well.
    I ❤ JSU…
    Tiger Born, Tiger Breed, and When I Die…Ill be Tiger Dead!!!

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  8. This speaks volumes of the quality of students as well as the instructors at Jackson State University. Choose Jackson State, I did!

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