Alcorn State University has been recognized as the No. 4 institution in Niche’s 2024 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) ranking. This honor continues to showcase Alcorn State’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience while fostering social mobility for its students.

Niche, a trusted source for educational rankings and reviews, recently unveiled its annual Best HBCU Schools in America list. This ranking is developed by utilizing a combination of key statistics and student feedback from data provided by from the U.S. Department of Education. It evaluates HBCUs not only based on their academic excellence but also on the quality of the student experience they offer.

An addition to this year’s rankings is the introduction of the Economic Mobility Index, which gauges the extent to which low-income students’ economic status improves during their time at the institution. 

This year, Niche’s 2024 HBCU ranking has excluded ACT/SAT scores as part of the evaluation criteria, reflecting a broader industry trend of placing less emphasis on standardized test scores in the college admissions process. 

Niche’s methodology is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It also incorporates feedback from students and alumni, creating a holistic view of each institution’s offerings.