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Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Location: Jackson, MS
School Size: 4,668 undergraduates
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Jackson State University is a school that is full of history.  They pride themselves on educating the next generation of young leaders.  The school was originally founded under the name of Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home mission Society. In 1882 the school moved from Natchez, Mississippi to Jackson. Once the school started to establish itself more it later changed the name of the school to Jackson College. The state of Mississippi was able to help Jackson College by providing them with support and helping train teachers. Later on the school was able to get graduate and bachelor programs. This is when the school changed its name to Jackson State College. It wasn’t until 1974 that Jackson State changed its name to Jackson State University.