Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS 39096
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Alcorn State University is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Mississippi. The campus is located in a rural area, in Alcorn State.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,716 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 742 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 557 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Alcorn State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,469, and fees were $1,419. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,469 and $1,419 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Number of Students3,716
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 7
Bachelor's degree 2 22
Master's degree 3 15

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1982 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1999 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1982 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT820 to 1140
ACT17 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$287/credit
In State Students$287/credit
Out of State Students$287/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$382/credit
In State Students$382/credit
Out of State Students$382/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,915 $12,915 $12,915
ADN 70 $20,090 $20,090 $20,090
BSN 125 $35,875 $35,875 $35,875
FNP 50 $19,100 $19,100 $19,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Alcorn State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 79% $4,913
Other Federal Grant 100% $665
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $2,808
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 65% $8,099
Federal Student Loans 77% $8,779
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,436
$30,001 to $48,000$13,886
$48,001 to $75,000$15,097
$75,001 to $110,000$15,636
Over $110,000$21,035

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.
Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096

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