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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

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Overview

Student Population
3,230
Alcorn State University overview
Location Alcorn State, Mississippi
Online alcorn.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Alcorn State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Alcorn State, Mississippi, Alcorn State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,846 prospective students applied, and 2,582 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 401 enrolled in the school.  2,508 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 722 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $6,044 plus fees of $1,246. Alcorn State University is ranked 849 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Alcorn State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

3/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
2/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Alcorn State University is rated within the lower 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Alcorn State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 800/960
ACT 16/25
GPA 3.2
Applications Accepted
37.7% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$6,044
Costs for Alcorn State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,586
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $10,788
Budget for Other Expenses$3,100
Total One Year Cost$22,764

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$33,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alcorn State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Biology 15%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Business 9%
Work and Family Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175342 IPEDS survey data for Alcorn State University.

Current students may use the Alcorn State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.