Alcorn State University ranks among the best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the country. The institution’s commitment to academic quality and student outcomes has landed it in the No. 24 spot for HBCUs.
“I am deeply grateful for the unwavering commitment of our students, faculty, and staff to make Alcorn a top performer among the nation’s higher education institutions,” said President Dr. Felecia M. Nave. “Alcorn State University's outstanding academic reputation, student-centered experience, and career-focused programs have continued to grow our reputation as an educational leader. I am truly excited to see our students excel in the classroom and beyond.”
Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is the nation’s first public, historically Black, Morrill land-grant university. Alcorn offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nearly 50 top-degree programs. Located on 1700 acres in Lorman, Mississippi, with branches in Vicksburg and Natchez, the University is celebrating 150 years of academic excellence.
In addition to its generous scholarship opportunities, Alcorn has earned nationwide recognition in nursing, biology, music, technology, agricultural research, and the liberal arts. Outside of the classroom, students are involved in NCAA Division I athletics and more than 75 organizations and clubs, including student-run radio and television stations, study abroad, and the 200-strong Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band featuring the Golden Girls.
U.S. News and World Report measures institutions’ performance across several areas, including — academic offerings, average federal loan debt of graduates, application requirements, policies related to tuition and financial aid, student body demographics, student-faculty ratio, social mobility — post-graduate earnings data by undergraduate focus as well as user ratings and reviews submitted by alumni, and campus life.
The University ranked in three additional categories — No. 31 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, No. 35 for Top Public Schools South, and No. 74 in Regional Universities South.