Alcorn State University Demographics & Diversity

Alcorn State, Mississippi

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Alcorn State University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Alcorn State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 93%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 88% more female students than male students enrolled at Alcorn State University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Alcorn State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Alcorn State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Alcorn State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,270
Women 2,388

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Alcorn State University serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Alcorn State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$38,329 per year

79% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.2%
Part time Undergrads 12.2%

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

Alcorn State University Campus