Jacksonville State University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.25 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 37 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 8,314 (7,383 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 81% part-time, 19% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,204 in-state; $18,108 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program offers lots of options for students in my field to see what they want to do. All the people have been nice. The only drawback is the area it's in as the town is very small, and you have to drive a ways to get to some stores and businesses. Financial aid was tough to come by as well.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros to going to the "Friendliest Campus in the South" is the close connection with faulty. The teachers are willing to do anything to help progress the lives of their student. That could mean extra class/homework, studying help, or just by listening. Another pro, is the quality of my education. I feel as if I am receiving the best education. The work can be difficult, but the more you are challenged the better your character will be. I am so grateful for the challenge. The greatest pro of all is loving my college experience. I have marveled every single second of my experience. There is no place I would rather be!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Jacksonville State is a very student friendly campus. The staff are very informative and helpful, they make learning fun.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

I found the emergency management program at Jacksonville State University after the devastating tornadoes hit Alabama in 2011. I have been very pleased with the professors and advisor at the university. I was the president of the JSU chapter of IAEM. It had been inactive for awhile when I came to school. I and the other officers have worked hard to build the chapter and the alumni group. It's still a work in progress but getting better.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Paying for graduate school tutiton and books together with paying for the bills such as apartment rent makes the graduate student strain. However being forcused make the learner to be knowledgable.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The greatest thing is that the professors are almost always available to help and critique or guide you if your undergraduate studies were not so great you can still be a great graduate student here.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

pros: Student friendly access, great professors, challenging work loads cons: smaller school
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the small beautiful campus. The education college faculty is supportive but more knowledge is needed in the area where advising is concerned. Help in job finding would be an area I would like to see improve that I can see so far. The campus feels safe with the prompt and close availability of the campus police. The affordability of off campus housing is a pro for JSU. I experienced the support of an understanding landlord in the Jacksonville area. The workload is a bit heavy but attainable when accomplishing my educational grad degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Thus far, my experience with Jacksonville State University's Graduate Program has been nothing but positive. The Alternative 5th Year Program I am enrolled in is a unique and highly pertinent program for continued education. The program is designed for graduates, like myself, who have a Bachelor's degree in a field other than education from an accredited university that are pursuing a Master's degree in Education. The Alternative 5th Year Program assigns undergraduate course work parallel to graduate course work and allows me to complete my Master's in Education degree within 2 years. I have my Bachelor's degree in Communications/Graphic design and I've been unable to find a job in my field since I graduated in 2010. Since I have graduated, I have wanted to go back to school to get my Master's degree and become an art teacher. However, being an independent young professional, I never thought I could afford graduate school or juggle graduate school with a full time job. The design of the Alternative 5th Year Program is targeted for young professionals, like myself, by providing the majority of coursework to be taken online and at night. The advisers and teacher services office have worked candidly with me to ensure I have all preparatory requirements for each upcoming semester completed. I am very appreciative to their understanding and flexibly with my full time work schedule. Jacksonville State University Education Graduates are a highly sought out group of educators, and I will be proud to say I am apart of this group once I complete my Master's degree.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I love the ability to study from home and having very knowledgeable faculty. Some professors aren't so concerned about students though, and are self absorbed.
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