Alcorn State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Mississippi


Alcorn State University is a public university located on the western edge of Mississippi, about an hour and a half southwest of Jackson. The extensive 1,700-acre campus features lakes, trails, and woodlands. The School of Business and School of Nursing are located on a separate campus in Natchez. Founded in 1871, Alcorn State is a historically black university that has the distinction of being Mississippi's first public institution of higher education for African Americans. Today, the sciences and professional fields are particularly popular among undergraduates. The curriculum is supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Alcorn State Braves compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields seven men's and eight women's Division I sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3252
Total Grad Students: 272
Undergraduate Students: 2980
Faculty: 177

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Percent Male: 34%
Percent Female: 66%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1000 ASU Drive
Alcorn Mississippi 39096


Main Email:

Main Phone: 601-877-6100

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Emanuel Barnes
Director, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Debra Davis

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transferred courses with "D" (1.00) will not apply for credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
Alcorn State does not publish minimum or maximum transfer credit requirements.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 24 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Alcorn State does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Alcorn State does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
Alcorn State does not publish an application fee.

Other Requirements:
You must have an overall average of "C" and the following required 24 semester hours: 6 semester hours English Composition; 3 semester hours College Algebra or above; 6 semester hours Laboratory Science; and 9 semester hours Transferable Electives.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 19
English 15 20
Math 16 18
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 390 470
Math 400 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 36%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -36%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1452

Other Expenses: 4884

Room and Board: 7592

Tuition and Fees:

Total Cost:

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5247

Total Cost – In-State: 19189

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Community College Transfer Graduates Scholarships. For Financial Aid, begin by completing a FAFSA. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 601-877-6190.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5668

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 58%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 58%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 51%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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