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Study at Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University is a public, land-grant university located in Lorman, Mississippi, United States. It was established in the year 1871. The campus spreads across an area of 1700 acres. Alcorn was the first state-supported higher education institution for African American students. The university was named in the honor of James L. Alcorn, the then governor of Mississippi. The university offers a variety of degrees and programs in over 45 Course Topics. Alcorn is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College for Excellence
  • School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Nursing
Alcorn's ahletics department supports several men's and women's sports teams. It is home to various clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students such as entertainment, academics, and cultural activities.

Profile of Alcorn State University

Alcorn State is located in a quiet rural area, in Alcorn State, MS. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Alcorn State top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study music, science, and agricultural science and management.

Alcorn State Selectivity

The admissions department at Alcorn State does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 390 to 460 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 470 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 3, 668 students (3, 173 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Alcorn State.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Southwestern Athletic Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Alcorn State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching116secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, community college education, special ed
Liberal Arts109liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, sociology, history, economics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, various nursing
Science70biology, chemistry, biotechnology
Business and Management59business management, accounting
Agricultural Science and Management29agricultural economics, agriculture, agricultural management
Computer Science and Engineering19network management, computer and info science
Media13mass communication
Medicine13health professions
Family and Social Work11food and nutrition, child development
Music10music performance
Therapy and Counselling9educational psychology, psychology
Engineering Technician7robotics tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Animal Science and Care2animal science
Landscaping and Horticulture1various plant science courses
Hospitality0hospitality administration

Contact: Alcorn State

Alcorn State University

1000 ASU Dr Ste 359

Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500

General Phone: (601) 877-6100


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