Alcorn listed in 5 categories, jumps seven spots to #82 Best Regional University South in U. S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Rankings

The rankings and accolades for Alcorn State University continue to grow as the university was listed in five national and regional categories by U.S. News and World Report in their 2020 Best Colleges Rankings. Alcorn maintained a solid showing as it was once again ranked among the top 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation for its offering of a high-quality education.

Alcorn ranks 23rd on U. S. News & World Report’s Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities list for 2020. The university also ranks 36th on the Top Public Schools Regional South list and 53rd in the website’s new category, the Top Performers on Social Mobility South list. Alcorn ranks 64th on the First-Year Experiences list and jumped seven spots (89) from last year to 82nd in the Best Regional Universities South category. 

President Dr. Felecia M. Nave gave credit to the brilliance of the university’s students, faculty, staff and alumni and their work in helping the university reach high levels of success and recognition.

“Alcorn State University is world renown for our consistent excellence in higher education,” said Nave. “From our amazing professors to our scholarly students and dedicated staff and alumni, Alcorn offers an exceptional campus experience and are proud to once again receive recognition as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the nation.”

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To view Alcorn’s rankings, visit the U.S. News and World Report website.