1000 ASU Drive #359 Alcorn State, MS 39096 601-877-6147
http://www.alcorn.edu ebarnes@lorman.alcorn.edu
About Alcorn State University
  • Year of Foundation 1871
  • Size of Campus 1756 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,962
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 67%, 33%, 13%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board N/A
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 2,700
For more than 138 years, Alcorn State has educated leaders in the full range of professions agriculture, the arts, business, human services, education, law, politics, medicine, and nursing. An important reason for our graduates' success: At Alcorn, students form close, collaborative relationships with faculty mentors. Whatever your major, Alcorn professors will be there for you every step of the way: as you select courses to fulfill our general education requirements in the liberal arts and sciences, as you explore possible majors, and as you complete courses in the academic field of your choice. Questions? Just ask. The learning environment at Alcorn is friendly and relaxed, and the student-to-faculty ratio is a comfortable sixteen to one.Alcorn State University is a historically black university comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 by the Reconstruction era legislature to provide higher education for freedmen. It was the first black land grant college in the United States.The university is counted as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 1,017 at the 2010 census.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Mu Gamma, Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu Honorary Society, Beta Kappa Chi honor Society, Sigma Rho Sigma, Beta Beta Beta Honorary Society
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Sunday School, Young Women's Christian Association, Baptist Student Union, Methodist Student Movement, Wesley Foundation Newman Club, Gospel Choir, Heroines of Jericho, Masons, Inter-faith Gospel Choir, Adventist Youth Soci
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 12%
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Jackson, MS (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Jackson, MS (80)
  • Distance to nearest bus Lorman, MS
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 48%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (56%), men's dorms (44%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number Of Books in Library 220,393
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Basic Services Provided placement service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 17,152
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, academic, psychological, other
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Museums Honor's dormitory
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,046
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, other
  • Number Of Microforms 577,874
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training co-op education
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs USDA, Wal-mart, Walgreens, Tyson, Sanderson Farms, Entergy, Trustmark, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Department of Energy, Mississippi State Tax Commission, Corps of Engineering, U.S. Department of Army (Civilian), Public Schools
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 87%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 84%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years 89%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural