Alcorn named on the 2016 U. S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list

Lorman, MS (September 10, 2015) – Alcorn State University has once again ranked as a top university in the “Top Public Schools-Regional Universities South” category of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings.

Alcorn is ranked number 27 in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) category, number 29 in the Top Public Schools-Regional Universities South category and number 68 in the Regional Universities (South) category.

Alcorn exceled in two categories this year, advancing from number 35 among Top Public Schools-Regional Universities South and from number 73 in the Regional Universities (South) category.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donzell Lee is not surprised by Alcorn’s elevation or the fact that it continues to place among the best institutions in the regional south.

“Alcorn offers its students a rigorous, affordable education in a family oriented environment,” said Lee. “This new ranking confirms our commitment to academic excellence at Alcorn.”

U. S. News recognizes highly ranked schools in different categories. Criteria evaluated in the U.S. News rankings include academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, among others.

For freshmen, Jyra White a nursing major from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Alcorn was always on her list of college options.

“I’m having an awesome experience at Alcorn,” says Jyra smiling. “Small classes coupled with attentive professors who hold you accountable in an encouraging learning environment are definitely a plus for me. I feel right at home here.”

Bassfield, Mississippi native Jamie Hall is a senior and understands the value of an Alcorn education.

“I have loved every opportunity for growth and development provided by Alcorn,” says Jamie. “I would encourage everyone seeking to advance their educational career to attend Alcorn.”

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Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.

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