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Alcorn State University



Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive
Alcorn State, MS 39096


Alcorn State University is a public, coeducational university with campuses in Lorman and Natchez. Founded in 1871, ASU was the nation's first state-supported college for African Americans. Its academic program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers students a collaborative relationship with their professors.

Alcorn State University offers a wide range of bachelor's and master's degree programs through its seven schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, the School of Education and Psychology, the School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Graduate Studies, and the College of Excellence. Students can also participate in the Honors Programs, which allows them to enrich their education through honors seminars, community service, and cultural opportunities.

Alcorn State University is an NCAA Division I school with nine men's teams and nine women's teams competing at the varsity level. More than 40 organizations are also offered on campus, including student government, campus media, honor societies, religious groups, music and theater groups, and special-interest groups.

Quick Facts:

  • Alcorn State University enrolls more than 2,700 full-time undergraduates, 200 part-time undergraduates, and 175 graduate students.

  • Alcorn State University has awarded more than 20,000 degrees since it opened, and alumni include author Alex Haley and actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

  • Approximately 70 percent of Alcorn State University students live on campus.

  • Campus and athletic fields comprise 300 acres of the Alcorn State University campus, and more than 1,400 acres are devoted to agriculture and research.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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