Alcorn State University has been ranked as the No. 4 HBCU in the nation on Niche’s 2024 Best HBCU Schools list. 

Alcorn is the highest ranked HBCU in Mississippi.

“We are excited to be ranked among the best HBCUs in the nation,” said Dr. Tracy M. Cook, interim president. “Niche’s ranking showcases our commitment to academics and our students.”

According to Niche’s website, it is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them.

The Best HBCU Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with reviews from students and alumni. 

This ranking assesses four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the colleges. Niche also collects data directly from schools via our school data update form.