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Alcorn State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Alcorn State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Alcorn State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Alcorn State University was awarded 4 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general agriculture.

Overall Quality

Alcorn State landed the #1,489 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alcorn State held the #1,512 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 15 colleges in Mississippi, Alcorn State is ranked at #13.

See all of the rankings for Alcorn State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alcorn State?

Acceptance Rate

Alcorn State University has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 16% 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 420 and 550. Math scores were between 400 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 420 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 400 to 590 )
Alcorn State received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Alcorn State University  ( 17 to 22 )

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Alcorn State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Alcorn State University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alcorn State University is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alcorn State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Alcorn State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at Alcorn State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alcorn State University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Alcorn State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,172 undergraduates at Alcorn State with 2,893 being full-time and 279 being part-time.

Alcorn State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Alcorn State is 26.63 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  26.63 out of 100
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How Much Does Alcorn State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alcorn State is $15,388. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alcorn State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,436 $13,886 $15,097 $15,636 $21,035

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alcorn State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 $8,779 a year. That adds up to $35,116 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alcorn State is 19.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Alcorn State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Alcorn State make around $31,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 24% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Alcorn State University make the most money.

Location of Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University is a public institution situated in Alcorn State, Mississippi. Alcorn State is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of 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

Alcorn State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Alcorn State University. Of these students, 466 received undergraduate degrees and 151 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 86 $23,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 64 NA
Nursing 34 $55,600
Business Administration & Management 33 NA
General Psychology 29 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 28 NA
Social Work 21 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 17 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 17 NA
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alcorn State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alcorn State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,531 students took at least one online class at Alcorn State University. This is a decrease from the 2,543 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,531 455
2016-2017 2,543 430
2015-2016 2,171 456
2014-2015 1,663 320
2013-2014 1,802 358

Learn more about online learning at Alcorn State University.

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