Alcorn State University

Alcorn State Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to discover how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Alcorn State diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Alcorn State Student Population

How Many Students Attend Alcorn State University?

Alcorn State total enrollment is approximately 3,523 students.

2,729 are undergraduates and 161 are graduate students.

Alcorn State Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Alcorn State undergraduate population is made up of 64% women, and 36% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Alcorn State Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 2,510
International 141
White 46
Hispanic 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11
Asian 5
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Alcorn State Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 63% of full-time grad students are women, and 37% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Alcorn State Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 139
International 11
White 8
Asian 1
Hispanic 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Below Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Alcorn State achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,373 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2373 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  32.48 out of 100
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To get this overall diversity score, we looked at the combined rankings of student racial/ethnic diversity, as well as age, gender, and geographic diversity.

How Does Alcorn State Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Alcorn State is considered below average in terms of overall diversity on a national level. Some areas of diversity in the school may be better than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
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Alcorn State is ranked 3,534 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3534 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  6.76 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Alcorn State is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.

Alcorn State Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 3,229
International 160
White 90
Hispanic 16
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15
Asian 9
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Alcorn State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
Black or African American 644
White 57
Asian 23
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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Alcorn State ranks 2,273 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2273 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  40.04 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 2,299 female students and 1,224 male students at Alcorn State.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Alcorn State is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.59 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 420 female teachers and 334 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

38.8% Out of State
1.68% Out of the Country

Alcorn State ranks 668 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

38.8% of Alcorn State students come from out of state, and 1.68% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  69 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Mississippi 317
Louisiana 68
Illinois 23
Georgia 21
Texas 19

International Students at Alcorn State

Students from 39 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Learn more about international students at Alcorn State.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
58.13% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.76 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Alcorn State, 58.13% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,245
20-21 915
22-24 616
35 and over 407
25-29 314
30-34 135
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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