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Alcorn State University is a public institution situated in Alcorn State, Mississippi. The rural area surrounding Alcorn State is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

43 Undergraduate Degrees
5 Graduate Degrees
$14,440 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
79% Acceptance Rate

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Alcorn State University Rankings

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Alcorn State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Alcorn State University?

Location of Alcorn State University

Contact details for Alcorn State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Asu Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
Phone: 601-877-6100

How Do I Get Into Alcorn State?

You can apply to Alcorn State online at:

Admission Requirements for Alcorn State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alcorn State?

79% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
Alcorn State has an acceptance rate of 79%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Alcorn State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 550. Math scores were between 400 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 420 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 400 to 590 )
Alcorn State received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 15 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 16 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford Alcorn State University?

$14,440 Net Price
86% Take Out Loans
21.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alcorn State is $14,440. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Alcorn State, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $6,739 a year. That adds up to $26,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alcorn State is 21.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Alcorn State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,729 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,069 undergraduate students at Alcorn State, with 2,729 being full-time and 340 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Alcorn State

There are also 454 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,729 full-time undergraduates at Alcorn State, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Alcorn State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alcorn State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alcorn State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 2,510
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 46
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Alcorn State University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Alcorn State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Alcorn State University

455 Took All Classes Online
2,531 Took At Least One Class Online
8.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,531 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alcorn State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Alcorn State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alcorn State University was 8.0%. This is the #978 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alcorn State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Alcorn State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Alcorn State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #19
Nursing #321

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Alcorn State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 10 33 0 43
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 5 5
TOTAL 10 33 5 48


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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