Alcorn State is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Alcorn State is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Alcorn State Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Alcorn State Disability Services.
Alcorn State for the Military
While not a "service academy", Alcorn State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Alcorn State for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Alcorn State University
Alcorn State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Alcorn State University
Alcorn State has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,911 undergraduates in 2016. Full-time attendance was 2,556 (87.8%). Part-time attendance was 355 (12.2%).
Alcorn State University is Ranked #1,694 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Alcorn State is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Alcorn State #1694 out of 2,475.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Alcorn State University Competes in the NCAA
Alcorn State has a total of 246 student athletes, 147 men and 99 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$6,301,623|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$6,174,426|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Alcorn State University Athletics