Alcorn State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,869
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,864
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.01%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
29.9%
6,748 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,933
74.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46%
241 Graduates

About

Alcorn State University is a higher education institution located in Claiborne County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Alcorn State University were General Biological Sciences (113 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees), and Registered Nursing (39 degrees).

In 2022, 784 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alcorn State University. 68.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (688 degrees), 45.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alcorn State University is $7,869, which is $−16,127 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Alcorn State University is $7,869, which is $−16,127 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,864.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Alcorn State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,869
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Alcorn State University was $7,869. The cost of tuition at Alcorn State University is $−16,127 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,864
2022 Value
1.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Alcorn State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,864. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Alcorn State University grew by 1.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,890
Room and Board
$1,606
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alcorn State University was of $10,890 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.945% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,606. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Alcorn State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.01%
2019 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Alcorn State University was 7.01%, which represents 79 out of the 1127 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Alcorn State University received 6,748 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 40% annual growth. Out of those 6,748 applicants, 2,020 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,933 students enrolled at Alcorn State University in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alcorn State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,020
Accepted Out of 6,748

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alcorn State University was 29.9% (2,020 admissions from 6,748 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 38.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 40%, while admissions grew by 7.73%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
45
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Alcorn State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alcorn State University had a total enrollment of 2,933 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Alcorn State University is 2,194 students and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Alcorn State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alcorn State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 94.6% Black or African American, 2.22% White, 0.818% Hispanic or Latino, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Asian.

Students enrolled at Alcorn State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (62.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (32.4%) and White Female (1.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (58.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.6%) and White Female (2.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alcorn State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,933 students. The full-time enrollment at Alcorn State University is 2,194 and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Alcorn State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alcorn State University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Alcorn State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,775 enrolled students
  2. White
    65 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Alcorn State University is 94.6% Black or African American, 2.22% White, 0.818% Hispanic or Latino, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 296 more women than men received degrees from Alcorn State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Alcorn State University is black or african american (688 degrees awarded). There were 45.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alcorn State University is General Biological Sciences (113 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees) and Registered Nursing (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Alcorn State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Biology (140 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,638,469 people), Secondary school teachers (516,711 people), Physicians (468,026 people), Education administrators (287,145 people), and Postsecondary teachers (273,378 people).

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Biology (140 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Human Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (97 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Biology (140 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Human Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (97 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,919,621 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (653,066 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (601,815 people), Offices of physicians (251,721 people), and Scientific research & development services (206,133 people).

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Biology (140 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Human Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (97 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alcorn State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 113 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alcorn State University was General Biological Sciences with 113 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

244
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
540
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 244 degrees were awarded to men at Alcorn State University, which is 0.452 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (540).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Alcorn State University in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.234 times less than the 111 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Alcorn State University in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.27 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Alcorn State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Alcorn State University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    688 degrees awarded
  2. White
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alcorn State University is black or african american (688 degrees awarded). There were 45.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (15 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    488 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    200 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Alcorn State University is black or african american female (488 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (200 degrees).

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Operations

Alcorn State University has an endowment valued at nearly $20.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−3.34%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Alcorn State University had a total salary expenditure of 91.6M. Alcorn State University employs 45 Assistant professors, 35 Instructors and 25 Associate professors. Most academics at Alcorn State University are Female Assistant professor (26), Male Assistant professor (19), and Female Instructor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alcorn State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, Service, with 67 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

Endowment

$20.3M
2022 Endowment
4.84%
decline from 2021

Alcorn State University has an endowment valued at about $20.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Alcorn State University declined 4.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.3M
2022 Salaries
2.38%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Alcorn State University paid a median of $30.3M in salaries, which represents 33% of their overall expenditure ($91.6M) and a 2.38% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.61M
Instructional Salaries
122
Number of Employees

In 2022, Alcorn State University paid a total of $7.61M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
122 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alcorn State University were Assistant professor with 45 employees, Instructor with 35 employees, and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alcorn State University were Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees, Service with 67 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alcorn State University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Female Instructor with 18 employees.

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