(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.”
For more information on Diverse Issues and Higher Education rankings, visit the following links: http://diverseeducation.com/top100/BachelorsDegreeProducers2011.php and http://diverseeducation.com/top100/GraduateDegreeProducers2011.php.
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 www.jsums.edu.