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Jackson State University was founded in Natchez, Mississippi, under the name Natchez Seminary in 1877. The university moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1882 and officially became Jackson State University in 1974 after the curriculum expanded several times throughout the school’s history. Today, Jackson State University is a public 4-year university with the following mission: “The University produces technologically-advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems and compete effectively.”
Jackson State University is a research-intensive university that offers bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The school offers traditional courses on campus, online courses, hybrid courses, and enhanced courses
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