89%

Acceptance Rate

$13,786

Avg.Financial Aid

002396

FAFSA Code

About Alcorn State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,658

Website

www.alcorn.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Lorman, MS, Alcorn State University is a public university. The university covers an area of 1,700 acres. In 1871, Alcorn State University was founded. The motto of the Alcorn State University is Where Knowledge and Character Matter and its official colors are purple and gold. The total enrolment stands at 3,523 (Fall 2019) students at Alcorn State University. Around 3,069 and 454 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. Around 64% of the students are females and 36% are males. Notably, Alcorn State University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At ASU around 92% are Black or African American, 5% are Non-resident alien, and 2% are white. Moreover, around 89% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 149 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Medgar Evers (Social activist), Tim Buckley (Record producer, Songwriter), Michael Clarke Duncan (Bodyguard, Model), and Steve McNair (Athlete, American football player). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 118 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ADiA (American Dietetic Association), ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering), and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).

Location & Contact

Address

1000 ASU Dr Ste 359

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6018776100
Fax: 6018776347
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Alcorn State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

89%

SAT Range

820 - 1140

ACT Range

17 - 22

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Alcorn State University has 3 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. The SAT score in the range of 800-970 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Alcorn State University, must score 20 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 16 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500. They can also call them at (601) 877-6100.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,923

Average Annual Cost

$5,732

Books And Supplies

$1,580

Other Fees

$1,352

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,372

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,996

Total One Year Cost

$24,032

Before applying to ASU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $25,178 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($7,290), books and supplies ($1,586), room and boarding ($10,374), and budget for other expenses ($5,928). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

20%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,208

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

77 Graduates

Biology, General

72 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

31 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

28 Graduates

Psychology, General

22 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

21 Graduates

Agriculture, General

20 Graduates

Social Work

20 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

19 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

18 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

14 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

10 Graduates

Chemistry

10 Graduates

Military Technologies and Applied S...

10 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

10 Graduates

Political Science and Government

10 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

8 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

7 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

5 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Sociology

3 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,173

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

75%

Full-time

90%

Part-time

10%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

3% White

0% Unknown

91% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

34%

Out Of State

62%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$38,330 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,077/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,295/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,295/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Brave

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

161

Total Female Athletes

103

Intramural Sports

2

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,374 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at ASU costs around $3,295 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 36% male and 64% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$23,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$31,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,291

$38,061

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$179 - 395

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$13,786

Students Receiving Federal Grants

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,350

Students Receiving State Aid

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,531

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,683

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,172

$30K - $48K

$8,631

$48K - $75K

$6,027

$75K - $110K

$4,001

> $110K

$1,970

In case the students at Alcorn State University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,917, whereas the financial aid is $8,450. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,991 as well as institutional aid worth $8,450.

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