Carnegie Classification Reaffirms Jackson State as a ‘High Research Activity’ University

(Charles A. Smith/University Communications)

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has received reaffirmation in the category of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” based on the latest evaluation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  
The 2021 reaffirmation reflects the university’s commitment to elevate its research and empower academic excellence and outreach as part of our mission to positively impact the community. During the past fiscal year, the Division of Research and Economic Development has garnered $54.4 million in research awards, including more than $11 million from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to establish the RCMI Center for Health Disparities Research; a $1 million grant to assist graduate school scholars with helping disabled children with high-intensity needs to avoid academic underachievement; and nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to partner with other universities to study the global impact of a controversial new generation of insecticides. 
“Many of the keys to unlocking our societal ailments will be found through the research that is taking place on college campuses across America, and Jackson State University is proud to be a contributor to this significant body of work,” said President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. “The Carnegie Classification’s reaffirmation of our high research activity status further solidifies the vision of our strategic plan to make research a high priority on campus to the benefit of our student scholars, faculty and staff and for the improvement of our community at large.” 
Jackson State University is ranked among the doctoral universities that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees during the update year and had at least $5 million in total research expenditures as reported through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education & Development (HERD) Survey. 
“JSU’s ability to retain its Carnegie status of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” reflects the commitment and extraordinary efforts of faculty, staff and students in staying true to the unified mission of growing the campus-wide R&D enterprise,” said Joseph Whittaker, Ph.D., vice president for Research and Economic Development.  “Our research achievements will continue to empower and elevate academic excellence, scholarly productivity, and outreach in service to the community.”