From the President
Alcorn State University is on the rise.
We are proud to have been named HBCU of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in 2013. Enrollment has grown to more than 4,000 talented students. Our exciting new programs include a master’s in applied science and technology, and our School of Business has achieved important levels in accreditation. Our researchers have discovered a novel plant-based method of lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol, and other Alcorn scientists are investigating the use of bamboo as a biofuel.
However, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re reaching even higher. We want to be known as more than a great Historically Black College and University; we want to be known as a great university. We are growing our reputation for excellence in academics. We’re scoring gains in athletics. We’re building on our land-grant tradition with advances in agricultural research and education. And we are advancing access to Alcorn through community outreach and an emphasis on diversity.
We invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, and talk with students and professors. Learn why our students are more than just students—they are important members of the caring Alcorn State family. They are laying the groundwork for the rest of their lives at a university where both knowledge and character matter. We invite you to join them…and become part of the Alcorn State University family.
President Alfred Rankins Jr.