Alcorn State University: Review & Facts

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Alcorn State University is a small four-year, public school with 3,950 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1871 and is the only college located in Alcorn State, Mississippi.

Alcorn State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
31
Alcorn State University will give you the opportunity to earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

Alcorn State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 31 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Nursing, Biology, General Studies, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
69%
Alcorn State University student retention rate is relatively low at 69% (close to Mississippi average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Alcorn State University is low - 39%.

Student to faculty ratio at Alcorn State University is reasonably decent, 18:1. Find out more information about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,800
Average tuition costs are very low - about $4,500 a year. The additional fees at Alcorn State University beyond tuition are around $1,300; which comes to $5,800 per year.

Read the details about Alcorn State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
47%
According to government data, 3,663 applications were submitted and 1,726 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Alcorn State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,500
Alcorn State University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Alcorn State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Alcorn State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,800 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- nearly $5,500 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Alcorn State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Alcorn State University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Alcorn State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Alcorn State University, 1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500, USA
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