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/prod11g/bwskalog.p_disploginnew?in_id=&cpbl=&newid=
Address:1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
Setting:43
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,420
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,249 (37% 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:$6,546
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,546
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,889

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Alcorn State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education114
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Health Professions and Related Programs111
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total112711

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,546
Out-of-state$6,546
Books and supplies$1,556

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,546
Out-of-state$6,546

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid54692%
Grant or scholarship aid50886%$7,889
Student loan aid47280%$6,406

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,46585%$8,038
Federal student loans2,30179%$7,914

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,0787901,288
Percent admitted100%78%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%23%27%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment3,420
Undergraduate enrollment2,825
Graduate enrollment595

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
    • 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 (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate 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

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