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Alcorn State University is a public institution located in Alcorn State, Mississippi. The rural area surrounding Alcorn State is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

$14,843 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
39% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Alcorn State University?


Contact details for Alcorn State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Asu Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
Phone: 601-877-6100

How Do I Get Into Alcorn State?

You can apply to Alcorn State online at:

Admission Requirements for Alcorn State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alcorn State?

39% Acceptance Rate
74% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Alcorn State. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 39%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 26% of accepted students are men and 74% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 34%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Alcorn State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 433 and 538. Math scores were between 420 and 535.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 433 to 538 )

SAT Math Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 420 to 535 )
Alcorn State received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 27. Math scores were between 16 and 25. Composite scores were between 17 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 15 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 16 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 17 to 26 )

Can I Afford Alcorn State University?

$14,843 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alcorn State is $14,843. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Alcorn State, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $6,255 a year. That adds up to $25,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alcorn State is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Alcorn State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,131 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,533 undergraduate students at Alcorn State, with 2,131 being full-time and 402 being part-time.


There are also 541 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,131 full-time undergraduates at Alcorn State, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alcorn State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 1,971
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 35
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Alcorn State University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Alcorn State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Alcorn State University

546 Took All Classes Online
2,204 Took At Least One Class Online
4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,204 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alcorn State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 7th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Alcorn State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alcorn State University was 4.2%. This is the #1,148 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alcorn State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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