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Alcorn State University

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Alcorn State University History: Founded in 1871, Alcorn was the nation's first state-supported institution for the higher education of African Americans.

Location: Alcorn is in Claiborne County, Mississippi, seven miles west of Lorman, seventeen miles southwest of Port Gibson, and about halfway between Vicksburg, to the north, and Natchez, to the south.

Organization: Seven schools offer programs leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and specialist degrees.

Enrollment: Approximately 2,705 full-time undergraduates (997 men, 1,708 women); 220 part-time undergraduates (65 men, 155 women); 175 graduate students (60 men, 115 women); total enrollment 3,100.

Accreditation: Alcorn is accredited by the following organizations:
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- National League for Nursing
- National Association of Industrial Technology
- American Association of Consumer Sciences


Accounting, Agribusiness, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Child Development, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, General Studies, Health, Health Sciences, History, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Recreation, Social Work, Sociology

Campus type



Master's Colleges and Universities I


1000 ASU Drive
MS 39096 Alcorn State
United States
Phone: (601) 877-6100

 Admissions office:

Director of Admissions Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive #300
MS 39096Alcorn State
United States
Phone: (601) 877-6147
Fax: FAX:(601)877-6347

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