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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

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Student Population
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Location Alcorn State, Mississippi
Online alcorn.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Alcorn State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Alcorn State, Mississippi, Alcorn State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,236 prospective students applied, and 3,049 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 524 enrolled in the school.  3,009 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 649 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,910 plus fees of $1,380. Alcorn State University is ranked 996 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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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Alcorn State University is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 800/970
ACT 16/24
GPA 2.96
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Alcorn State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,586
Other Fees$1,380
Room and Board $10,374
Budget for Other Expenses$5,016
Total One Year Cost$24,266

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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.

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