Why Alcorn

Alcorn State University has a great tradition of excellence and a powerful place in history.

We Are Alcorn

Alcorn State University has a great tradition of excellence and a powerful place in history. From our founding as the nation’s first public historically black land-grant institution to creating great advantages and opportunities for our students.

Already, many rich experiences have shaped your life. Alcorn is here to help you continue your path of achievement. Yes, an Alcorn education forms the whole person. It’s about transformation—a discovery process in which students like you find their voices and passions, learn to think critically and independently while gaining new knowledge and building character.

Generations of successful

 alumni have distinguished themselves in the most competitive arenas, including education, medicine, law, business and professional athletics.

Nationwide recognition

Nationwide recognition for excellence in liberal arts, agricultural research, technology, music and nursing.

Understanding professors

to guide you every step of the way—as you explore possible majors, select your classes and complete your coursework.

Understanding professors

to guide you every step of the way—as you explore possible majors, select your classes and complete your coursework.

Making friends is easy in our active campus

Making friends is easy in our active campus community, with so many ways to get involved, develop valuable leadership skills and just have fun. When you are not in class or the lab, or studying in the library or volunteering with Alcorn cares, you can bet you will be up to something rewarding, fun or invigorating.

In Alcorn’s diverse living and
learning environment,

students develop the skills they need for lasting success in our global marketplace. Alcorn is a place where nurturing and guidance share the stage with independence and accountability.