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2013 PayScale College ROI Report
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Jackson State University:
Worst Female-to-Male
ROI Ratio Overall


Jackson State University is a unique school in many ways. It is a public university and one of only two historically black colleges to be classified as a Research University by the Carnegie Classification in the United States. But it also shows the biggest disparity in ROI between men and women out of all the schools we had sufficient data for on our list. While male graduates don’t exactly have huge earnings to brag about, with a 30 year ROI just over $100,000 with in-state tuition factored in, women come out deep in the negative. To be exact, women graduating from Jackson State University can expect to come out with an ROI of negative $155,000. Jackson State students, especially females, tend to study education and social work, and while they are noble, these subjects simply don’t result in high-paying jobs.

Percent Male Students: 38%
Percent Female Students: 62%
Overall ROI: $8,633
Male ROI: $107,400
Female ROI: -$155,000
ROI Ratio (Female to Male): -1.4
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