Alcorn State University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Nursing, Business Administration, Biology

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, ACT Eng: 18+, ACT Math: 18+, TOEFL: 71+, SAT Eng: 790+, SAT Math: 790+

  • Social Media

We Are Alcorn


Alcorn State University has a great tradition of excellence and a powerful place in history. From our founding as the nation’s first public historically black land-grant institution to creating great advantages and opportunities for our students.

Already, many rich experiences have shaped your life. Alcorn is here to help you continue your path of achievement. Yes, an Alcorn education forms the whole person. It’s about transformation—a discovery process in which students like you find their voices and passions, learn to think critically and independently while gaining new knowledge and building character.

The great news about admission to Alcorn is that we seek students of every background, interest, outlook, and talent. We look at the whole student and the whole record, with the aim of gathering together diverse and promising individuals, who will challenge, inspire, and encourage one another.

You can pursue an education at one of our campuses in Lorman, Natchez, or Vicksburg or online with the support of dedicated faculty and staff to assist you throughout your academic career.

A strong sense of family defines Alcorn. Here, it’s easy to make friends—and make a difference. With a wide range of enriching activities and student organizations, there is sure to be something of interest for you that will strengthen your scholarship, leadership, and creativity.

And all along the way, you will experience the motivation and encouragement of our powerful alumni. Alcorn alumni represent our rich heritage and live our story of achievement daily.

We are confident that our dynamic living and learning environment and the combination of our superb academic programs, extracurricular activities, and opportunities will position you as a globally competitive leader.

We hope that your visit to our website will influence you to visit us in person soon.

Why Alcorn

  • Generations of successful alumni have distinguished themselves in the most competitive arenas, including education, medicine, law, business, and professional athletics.
  • Nationwide recognition for excellence in liberal arts, agricultural research, technology, music, and nursing.
  • Understanding professors to guide you every step of the way-- as you explore possible majors, select your classes, and complete your coursework.
  • Close, collaborative relationships with faculty mentors create a uniquely supportive learning environment where students thrive.
  • Making friends is easy in our active campus community, with so many ways to get involved, develop valuable leadership skills, and just have fun. When you are not in class or the lab, or studying in the library or volunteering with Alcorn cares, you can bet you will be up to something rewarding, fun, or invigorating.
  • In Alcorn's diverse living and learning environment, students develop the skills they need for lasting success in our global marketplace.  Alcorn is a place where nurturing and guidance share the stage with independence and accountability.  


Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service, and outreach while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs.  Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.   

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Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive
Lorman MS 39096
P: (601) 877-6148
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