How much does Alcorn State University cost?

Alcorn State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,888
Out-of-state $6,888
On-Campus Room and Board $9,731
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,996
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $14,344
$30,000-$48,000 $21,014
$48,000-$75,000 $20,265
Over $110,000 $18,237

Alcorn State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 92% $8,038
Federal Grants 74% $5,650
Pell grants 74% $5,052
Other federal grants 33% $1,461
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 11% $2,288
Institutional grants or scholarships 31% $7,572
Student loan aid 80% $6,406
Federal student loans 80% $7,914
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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 271 Up to $75
Have work experience 154 Up to $6,000
Attend a summer program 137 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 159 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 147 Up to $1,500
Visit a college campus 273 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 294 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Alcorn State University Admissions

What is Alcorn State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 400-510
SAT Math 410-510
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 91% of applicants
Composite Score 16-21

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Alcorn State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 3211
Living on campus 10%
Transfer Students 30%
Under Age 25 31%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

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About Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs. Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.


1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, MS

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Remote Rural
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify