US News Ranks JSU Higher After Data Correction


by Buffy LocketteUS News and World Report has informed Jacksonville State that the university is one of 213 institutions impacted by an anomaly in the code used to output the publication’s annual ranking of Best Colleges. As a result, JSU’s 2024 rankings are higher than previously reported.

Rankings Change for 2024:

  • From No. 30 to No. 29 among Top Public Universities in the South
  • From No. 64 to No. 63 among Best Regional Universities in the South

“We are updating this data to ensure students have the best and most current information available to them when making their decisions about where to attend college,” Mark White, vice president of US News, said in a notice emailed to the university on Oct. 27.A full list of JSU rankings is available on the Rankings and Designations website.