Alcorn State University continues to be ranked among the best universities in the region and nation by U.S. News and World Report. The University landed in the No. 6 spot for Best Value Schools and No. 22 for Top Public Schools, both under Regional Universities (South).

Additionally, Alcorn is ranked among the top 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, coming in at the 29th spot.

“Alcorn State University continues to compete at a high level in annual rankings because of our commitment to the holistic education of our students while ensuring that we offer affordable tuition,” said Dr. Tracy Cook, interim president. “Overall, Alcorn has increased in three categories, showcasing the institution’s progression.”

Other U.S. News and World Report rankings for Alcorn include No. 34 Top Performers Social Mobility and No. 54 Overall Rank – Regional Universities (South). Alcorn has jumped 24 spots in the social mobility category due to its work to graduate first-generation and low-income students who receive Pell Grants.

The outlet recently changed its rating methodology.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on as many as 19 measures for its 39th rankings edition. These statistics only pertain to measures reflecting academic quality and graduate outcomes – factors that are universally important to prospective students.