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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,269 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,078 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
181 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Alcorn State University is $5,269, which is $1,722 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,269, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,107 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,600.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Alcorn State University received 2,078 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 31% annual decline. Out of those 2,078 applicants, 1,630 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,420 students enrolled at Alcorn State University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alcorn State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Alcorn State University has a total enrollment of 3,420 students. The full-time enrollment at Alcorn State University is 2,788 students and the part-time enrollment is 632. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Alcorn State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alcorn State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.5% Black or African American, 3.33% White, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.18% Asian, and 0.06% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Alcorn State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (44.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.5%) and White Female (1.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (2.66%), followed by Black or African American Male (1.05%) and White Female (0.47%).

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In 2016, 244 more women than men graduated from Alcorn State University. The majority of students graduating from Alcorn State University are Black or African American. These 486 graduates mean that there were 16.2 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 30 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Alcorn State University is General Biological Sciences with 66 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences with 37 graduates and Registered Nursing with 36 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Alcorn State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Applied Sciences, with 18 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 39 graduates and Biology with 78 graduates.


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Alcorn State University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $351,479 (2.43%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Alcorn State University had a total expenditure of $82M. Of that $82M, they spent $35.6M on salaries and $10.8M on benefits.

Alcorn State University employs 54 Assistant professors, 40 Instructors, and 39 Professors. Most academics at Alcorn State University are Female Assistant professors (33), Male Professors (30), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alcorn State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, Service, with 107 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 82 employees.



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