The Jackson Clarion-Ledger today reports that Jackson State University will expand its campus to a satellite location in Madison by this summer. No announcements have been made regarding curriculum to be offered at the new campus, but officials say it will cater to people seeking continuing education through evening and night courses.
JSU also says that expansion to the predominantly white area will bring the school closer to enrollment and diversity goals.
Opening the Madison campus is consistent with JSU’s enrollment management plan, said Eric Stringfellow, JSU communications director. And as a College Board document outlining the lease agreement says, the new campus allows greater potential to increase enrollment of students who are not African American, thus allowing the university to come closer to enrolling 10 percent “other races” to comply with a legal settlement.