Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,420
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,826 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Alcorn State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,078 applications and 1,630 students were granted admission. Alcorn State University is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 91% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 9% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT810 to 1020
ACT16 to 21
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Alcorn State University's tuition was $5,269 for all students regardless of residency (8.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year public institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of Alcorn State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 74% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,997 (which is 12.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Alcorn State University in 2016-2017, was 472, which is 80% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,406 (which is 20.8% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Alcorn State University has enrolled a total of 3,420 students (2,788 students full-time and 632 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,420 students, 203 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 2,825 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 595 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 456 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 91%

Non-resident alien: 3%

White: 3%

Two or more races: 1%

Hispanic: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Alcorn State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 15% 247
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 188 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 10% 168
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 154
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 5% 86
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 74
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 57
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 56
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 52
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 40

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Alcorn State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Alcorn State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,000. Last year, out of the total 855 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 770 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,019 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 887 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,000 $30,100
Employment Rate 90% 87%
Total Graduates 855 1,019

Campus Location

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