Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS 39096

Located in Alcorn State, Mississippi, Alcorn State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning that operates 9 campuses in Alcorn State, Cleveland, Columbus, Hattiesburg, Jackson, University, Itta Bena, Mississippi State.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 2078 and 1630 students were accepted.

Alcorn State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,269 and fees $1,277. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,269 and $1,277 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. LPN to ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 10

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Alcorn State University

Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Natchez Campus
29.52 miles away
Hinds Community College - Vicksburg Campus
36.68 miles away
University of Louisiana at Monroe
70.55 miles away
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
89.02 miles away
Southern University and A & M College
93.44 miles away
Louisiana Tech University
98.75 miles away
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
100.98 miles away
Grambling State University
102.2 miles away
Southeastern Louisiana University
102.23 miles away
University of Southern Mississippi
112.7 miles away


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
SAT: Critical Reading400 to 510
SAT: Math410 to 510
ACT Composite16 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,344
30k to 48k$21,014
48k to 75k$20,265
75k to 110k$17,851
Over 110k$18,237
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $273.00 $273.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $364.00 $364.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS 39096

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