Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,478
Graduate Enrollment: 541
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Rural: Remote (rural territory more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and more than 10 miles from an urban cluster)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 38.91%

Male/Female: 38% / 62% (2017)

First generation college students: 34.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,086
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 853 - 1073

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 17 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 64.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 44.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 33.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 26.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 1.9%
Black: 92.7%
Hispanic: 1.1%
Asian: 0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
2+ races: 0.0%
Non-resident alien: 3.6%
Unknown race: 0.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,940
In-State tuition: $8,176
Out-of-State tuition: $8,176

Estimated books and supplies: $1,606 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,890 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,140 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,890 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,140 (2022)

Average Family Income: $31,110 (2017)
Median Family Income: $18,951 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 69.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 66.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $286 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,648
$30k-48k $16,044
$48k-75k $22,475
$75k-110k $22,940
$110k+ $22,940

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 33%
6-year graduation rate: 42%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $12,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,166 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,063 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 46.3% (2015)
@3 year 54.1% (2017)
@5 year 56.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 33.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 33.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $29,553 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $41,620 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 15 $27,000 $268
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 15 $25,125 $266 $35,486 ($2,957) $53,012 ($4,418)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 13 $29,600 $297
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 2
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 28
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 5
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 36 $975 $36,423 ($3,035)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 14 $31,822 $301 $23,932 ($1,994)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 103 $30,500 $291 $25,678 ($2,140) $36,598 ($3,050)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 11
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other. 23
Master's Degree Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other. 12
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 10 $29,000 $270
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 10
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 29 $27,563 $286 $21,795 ($1,816)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 20 $28,065 $286 $33,714 ($2,810) $39,137 ($3,261)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 31 $31,900 $331 $23,982 ($1,999)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 16
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 10 $21,266 $201 $68,451 ($5,704)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 33 $28,100 $216 $64,792 ($5,399) $72,321 ($6,027)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 33 $27,954 $282 $28,022 ($2,335)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 18 $681 $40,330 ($3,361)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 12 $38,000 $353
Master's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 82 $39,250 $313 $23,375 ($1,948)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $56,538
Full time faculty: 58%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $20,193,678 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $21,283,437 (2022)