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Student Consumer Information

Student Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that universities make available to current and prospective students important information concerning each institution’s academic programs, retention rates, graduation rates, crime reports, financial aid procedures and much more in an effort to ensure fairness and transparency for all higher education consumers. The University has developed this page to serve as the central portal for obtaining necessary information about our institution. It is our hope that this concerted effort between Alcorn State University and the Department of Education to provide this data will allow all students to access the information they need to make the best college decision possible for them and their future.

For additional information about Alcorn State University and a comparison to other higher education institutions, please see the College Navigator website maintained by the U.S. Department of Education. This site contains useful information concerning student activities and services across more than 7,000 institutions of higher learning in the United States, including Alcorn State University.

General Institutional Information

Educational Program

The Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, first professional, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Alcorn State University. The commission is to be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support the university’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. Numerous degree programs are accredited by professional, disciplinary accrediting agencies, as listed in the above link. For additional information about individual programs, standards, and accreditation documents, contact the Office of the Provost.

Student Complaints

The University has various appeals processes associated with academic and student affairs policies. The Student Advocacy web page provides guidance as to such appeals and complaint procedures. In addition, students or University employees may report possible noncompliance with respect to a SACS requirement or standard, as described above, may report a complaint related to ethical misconduct, particularly actions involving suspected illegal use of state resources, to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning via an EthicsPoint reporting system, or may report complaints to the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.

Student Financial Assistance

Health And Safety

Student Outcomes