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Jackson State University

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Founded: 1877

ORAU Member since: 1994

Member Councilor: Joseph A. Whittaker

Enrollment: 8,558 (fall 2017)

Mission Statement:

Building on its historic mission of empowering diverse students to become leaders, Jackson State University will become recognized as a challenging, yet nurturing, state-of-the-art technologically-infused intellectual community. Students and faculty will engage in creative research, participate in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional/ organizational collaborative learning teams and serve the global community.

The University produces technologically-advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems and compete effectively.

Website: Jackson State University