Alcorn State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution that emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning. Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.
Alcorn State University has a great tradition of excellence and a powerful place in history. From our founding as the nations 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. Its 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.
The great news about admission to Alcorn is that we seek students of every background, interest, outlook and talent. We look at the whole student and the whole record, with the aim of gathering together diverse and promising individuals, who will challenge, inspire and encourage one another.
You can pursue an education at one of our campuses in Lorman, Natchez or Vicksburg or online with the support of dedicated faculty and staff to assist you throughout your academic career.
A strong sense of family defines Alcorn. Here, its easy to make friends—and make a difference. With a wide range of enriching activities and student organizations, there is sure to be something of interest for you that will strengthen your scholarship, leadership and creativity.
And all along the way, you will experience the motivation and encouragement of our powerful alumni. Alcorn alumni represent our rich heritage and live our story of achievement daily.