Alcorn State University

country rank  1275
world rank  3820

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Established in 1871, Alcorn State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Lorman (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Alcorn State University is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Alcorn State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 149 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Alcorn State University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1871
Motto Where Knowledge and Character Matter
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1000 Asu Drive Ste 359
Lorman
39096-7500 Mississippi
United States
Tel +1 (601) 877 6100
Fax +1 (601) 877 2975

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1000 ASU Drive #300
Alcorn State 39096-7500
(601) 877 6147
800 222 6790

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Alcorn State University's Library
Alcorn State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 434,195 physical volumes, 390,493 physical mediaAlcorn State University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Alcorn State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,066 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1948


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (MIHL)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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