Alcorn State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Alcorn State, MS

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

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

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$6,044

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 2,729, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 38%. The university offers 33 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 45%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for students are $6,044.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

38% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

74% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

45% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

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

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 800-960

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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3k

Students enrolled

73%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

91%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

White

2%

Two or more races

2%

Hispanic

1%

Unknown

Information not available

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

67%

Socio-economic diversity

92% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

6

Total Online Enrollment

2,369

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 36% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,044 $6,044
Graduate $6,044 $6,044

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,586
On-campus room and board $10,788
On-campus other expenses $3,100
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,788
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,528
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,528

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $21,518 $21,518
Off-campus without family $24,946 $24,946
Off-campus with family $14,158 $14,158

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

92%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

48%

Pell Grant

92%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,516
State Grant Aid $2,970
Institution Grant Aid $4,932
Pell Grant Aid $5,226

Financial Outlook

$30k

Average student debt after graduation

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. 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.