Alcorn State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Alcorn State, MS

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Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$7,290

Avg tuition

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About Alcorn State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Alcorn State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Alcorn State, Mississippi. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,523, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 30 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 41%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $7,290.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

58% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 800-970

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students Enrolled

77%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

Black

92%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

White

3%

Unknown

Information not available

Hispanic

0%

Two or more races

Information not available

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

70% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

2,726

Student Location Breakout

77% 23%

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 8% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

70%

State Grant Aid

16%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

70%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,917
State Grant Aid $2,991
Institution Grant Aid $8,450
Pell Grant Aid $5,494

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$30k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.