Alcorn State University

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School Overview

Alcorn State University is a public university located in rural Clairborne County, which is northwest of Lorman, Mississippi. The school is the first historically black land-grant college established in the United States and is also the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. The school was founded in 1871 to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It is named after the former governor of Mississippi at that time, James L. Alcorn.

Alcorn State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (601) 877-6100
Website: www.alcorn.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://selfserve.alcorn.edu/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Address: 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
Setting: Rural: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,658
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,127 (31% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,084
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,084
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,786

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Alcorn State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alcorn State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 114
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 111
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 112911

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alcorn State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,084
Out-of-state $7,084
Books and supplies $1,580

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,084
Out-of-state $7,084

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 630 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 630 86% $13,786
Student loan aid 630 86% $6,739

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,827 89% $11,041
Federal student loans 2,320 73% $8,224

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alcorn State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alcorn State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,314 1,340 2,974
Percent admitted 100% 88% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 16% 13%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alcorn State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 3,658
Undergraduate enrollment 3,173
Graduate enrollment 485

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alcorn State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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