Alcorn State University - Bachelor's Degree

Alcorn State University, located outside Lorman, Mississippi, is a land-grant institution, awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees through its schools of agriculture, Research Extension & Applied Sciences; Arts & Sciences; Business; Education & Psychology; and Nursing.  

  • Average Tuition USD 23,539

School Description

Alcorn State University, founded in 1871, was named after the governor of the state, then James L. Alcorn. The University was formed to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans and is the oldest historically black institution in the United States. The State of Mississippi purchased the Oakland College campus as the university’s resident site. Alcorn started out as a men’s college but eventually admitted women. The University was renamed Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1878 and in 1974, was renamed once again as Alcorn State University.

Today Alcorn offers degree programs in more than 50 areas of study, the University has campuses in Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg, over 800 faculty and staff and a student body of more than 4,000 students who hail from 65 counties, 30 states, and at least 18 countries. Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools. It also has additional accreditations for its various programs.

Bachelor Programs

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Biology

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Education

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    English

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Health Science

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Languages

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Nursing

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Physics

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Psychology

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Alcorn State University
    1000 Asu Dr, Lorman, MS 39096, United States

    Social Work

    USD 4,831 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum SAT 990
  • Minimum ACT 21

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    Established in 1871

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    Alcorn State University hosted a ‘Walk, Run or Ride Summer Extravaganza’ in 2015 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the signing of the 2nd Morrill Act which was instrumental to the creation of 17 historically black land grant colleges (like itself) in the former Confederate states.

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          • 2010-2012, Master's Degree

            As an alumnus of Alcorn State University, I am proud to recommend the institution to anyone wanting more for themselves. Alcorn is a family oriented university that takes all students no matter race, religion, or creed and throws them into a melting pot of success. The institution is isolated so there aren't many distractions. The campus is one of the most beautiful and is yet growing and the people there from professors to maintenance are rooting for you to succeed. Alcorn is more than just a place to receive a quality education. It's a place to establish life long friendships and learn life lessons all while having fun. Alcorn is family

          • 2007-2011, Bachelor of Science

            Alcorn is a great transition for high school students , individuals returning for a graduate degree, or non -traditional students. The family atmosphere makes ASU students feel part of a big family. A family that cares, supports, and promotes achieving your goals!

          • 2002-2004, Master's Degree

            Alcorn State University is the best university to attend, hands down. Its culture of diversity ensures that students and/or employees are able to connect and learn on a broad specturm. As an employee, I feel that Alcorn offers an array of opportunities. You are able to move up and about and still enjoy what you love. It's like a home away from home. So if visiting, be ready to receive a giant hug at any given moment. We are truly the hospitality school, and we would love for you to visit us at anytime.