Alcorn State University in Alcorn State

Alcorn State, MS

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Alcorn State University offers 117-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 78%. The most popular test is SAT - 10% of students submitted it in comparison to 90% of students who submitted ACT. 34.3% are women, and 65.7% are men. 2% percents of international students. Alcorn State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Alcorn State University is 15112$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14219 and $21392 per year. 37% of full-time Alcorn State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Alcorn State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Alcorn State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,654
$30,001 - $48,000$15,513
$48,001 - $75,000$17,454
$75,001 - $110,000$17,646

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6138

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2594 of Alcorn State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Alcorn State University number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Mississippi.

Students at Alcorn State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Alcorn State University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Alcorn State University graduation rate is below the national average.

37% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Alcorn State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Alcorn State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 65%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Alcorn State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Alcorn State University full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 9%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alcorn State University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
780 - 980

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 390 - 480
Math: 390 - 500
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alcorn State University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 20

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 21
Math: 16 - 18
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Alcorn State University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Alcorn State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Alcorn State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Mississippi.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1000 Asu Drive, #359 address in Alcorn State, Mississippi.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Alcorn State University with 0.8% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Alcorn State University offers 117 programs in total: 81 are for Bachelor's degree, 30 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 63 universities in Mississippi state. Alcorn State University is one of the few institutions in Mississippi that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are offered in the Alcorn State University: 3 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Mississippi state average data to help you compare.


Alcorn State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2778 students with 83353 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 434 with 10415 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Alcorn State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

During my matriculation at Alcorn, I met people in which I have developed life long relationships. Alcorn is a family. The atmosphere is tranquil and promotes a environment very conducive for learning thus earning the name The Academic Resort. The campus upgrades since my time on campus are numerous. Alcorn is a home away from home! So blessed and proud to call myself an Alcorn State University Alumni

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Truly a beautiful campus with great family atmosphere. You are not just a number. I experienced family love and concerned. I was always guided with great academic advise. Alcorn is a diamond in the rough.....yes it's location is outside the city limits, but that's the beauty of it. Once a person go in campus and experience the great atmosphere, they love it. Alcorn is truly an academic resort ! Knowledge and character does matter on this beautiful campus .

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

"The Academic Resort". If you are looking for a quality education for your student, then this is where you want your child. Small classes, Professors that care , endless networking and leadership opportunities are just a few of the benefits that I gained from attending Alcorn. I didn't gain friends, I gained family. I still maintain contact with some of my instructors/ professors. Alcorn's picturesque atmosphere lends to a focused format for learning, both inside and and out of the Classroom. I encourage you to visit and see what The Academic Resort has for your student.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Situated in rural Southwest Mississippi, Alcorn State University is truly an "Academic Resort". The campus itself is beautiful! Rolling hills, beautiful landscape, and amazing buildings; including the Oakland Chapel which serves as a worship center and museum! The campus is so rich with history. By far, one of the best kept secrets in Mississippi.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

There is no better place in the State of MS and most certainly the BEST university in the SWAC to matriculate. The air IS cleaner. The grass IS greener. And the water IS just a little bit sweeter. I was Made Beneath the Shade. Some of the best years of my life was spent on the campus of THE Alcorn State University!!!!!💜💛

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6018776100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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