Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL 36265

Located in Jacksonville, Alabama, Jacksonville State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 4979 and 2643 students were accepted.

Jacksonville State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $7,200 and fees $300. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,400 and $300 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN

    Courses in the professional component of the B.S.N. program are delivered through Internet. After completion of general studies requirements, nursing courses may be completed in one calendar year online.

    Entrance into the upper division of nursing requires that the student has

    • been admitted to Jacksonville State University with all current transcripts on file
    • been individually advised, since each may have different educational needs
    • unencumbered current registered nurse license in the United States
    • minimum 2.5 GPA on prerequisite courses
    • completion of all prerequisite and general studies coursework with a "C" or better
    • evidence of successful completion of a United States accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program

    Deadline for Admission to the STEP program:

    • Fall Semester- Deadline is August 1st
    • Spring Semester- Deadline is December 1st
    • Summer Semester- Deadline is April 1st


  3. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    The Jacksonville State University Master of Science in Nursing Degree program is a CCNE accredited program that prepares advance community health nurses.

    The program provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in health planning, community needs assessment, program development, analysis of aggregate data, program development, implementation and evaluation.    

    Students in the program are able to select a focus group for practical study.

    Students can complete the 38 semester hours required for this program on a part time or full time basis. Students enrolled on a full time basis can complete their coursework in four semesters.

    Admission Requirements:

    • A BSN Ddegree from a regionally accredited university and a professionally accredited nursing program
    • Official Transcripts
    • Official GRE or Miller Analogies Test
    • Current unencumbered RN license
    • Written Essay stating professional goals
    • Professional Recommendations

    All courses in the program are delivered in an online format with students having the option to enter the program at the beginning of the spring, fall, or summer semesters. Students are required to sit for a comprehensive examination administered on campus during the final semester.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 300
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Jacksonville State University

Georgia Highlands College
40.01 miles away
University of West Georgia
41.99 miles away
Chattahoochee Technical College - Paulding Campus
54.25 miles away
University of Alabama at Birmingham
63.85 miles away
West Georgia Technical College - Coweta Campus
64.44 miles away
Chattahoochee Technical College - North Metro Campus
65.28 miles away
Dalton State College
78.9 miles away
Georgia State University
79.32 miles away
University of Alabama in Huntsville
79.63 miles away
Clayton State University
84.1 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 570
SAT: Math440 to 550
ACT Composite20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,219
30k to 48k$16,706
48k to 75k$19,669
75k to 110k$20,548
Over 110k$20,750
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $300.00 $600.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $371.00 $742.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Two or more races

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Chuck and Lisa Brown

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at Jacksonville State University. Students must be enrolled in the School of Business and attained a B or higher average. Applicants must be from [...]

Andrew Curley Memorial

Applicants must be full-time students at Jacksonville State University entering their junior or senior year. Students must be majoring in education.

Harry and Jean Cottingham

Applicants must be undergraduate students at Jacksonville State University and have completed at least 32 credit hours. Students must be in good standing and accepted to the school of education [...]

Amerson Memorial

Applicants must be accepted at Jacksonville State University. Students must have graduated high school from a Fayette County High School in Alabama.

More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

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