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Alcorn State University

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About Alcorn State University

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.

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, it’s 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.

Campus information

All residence halls offer controlled card access entry, 24-hour camera surveillance monitoring and hall staff on each floor.  In addition, University Police Officers frequently patrol the residential communities.

All residence halls are equipped with computer labs, limited wireless access, vending machines and laundry facilities.  All student rooms are fully furnished with beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes/closets and chests.

Living on campus means being at the center of classes, student activities and more!

Students who live on campus show a higher scholastic performance and are more likely to graduate than those who live off campus.

Professional and student staff are ALWAYS available and offer a diverse range of programs to meet the needs of students from time management to salsa dancing!

The main campus of Alcorn is located in Claiborne County, Mississippi, seven miles west of Lorman, seventeen miles southwest of Port Gibson, and about halfway between Vicksburg, to the north, and Natchez, to the south.The campus in Natchez is home to the School of Nursing and School of Business, and a variety of courses are offered at the Vicksburg location.


Congratulations and welcome to Alcorn State University!  The Department of Residence Life provides a safe, diverse and well maintained environment that supports the academic mission of the University.  We seek to create a dynamic living/learning experience that promotes and inspires individuals to become empowered community members.


Courses available 10

Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Education and Teaching 3 Health and Medicine 3 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 MBA 1


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