Alcorn State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,269

3.13% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,600

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

19.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78.4%

2,078 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,420

81.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

29.8%

173 Graduates

About

Alcorn State University is a higher education institution located in Claiborne County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alcorn State University were General Biological Sciences (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 degrees), and Registered Nursing (36 degrees).

In 2016, 560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alcorn State University. 71.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (486 degrees), 16.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alcorn State University is $5,269, which is $-14,891 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alcorn State University is $5,269, which is $-14,891 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,269

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Alcorn State University was $5,269. The cost of tuition at Alcorn State University is $-14,891 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,600

2016 Value

2.55%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Alcorn State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,600. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Alcorn State University grew by 2.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,996

Room and Board

$1,536

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alcorn State University was of $8,996 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,536. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Alcorn State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2015, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

19.6%

2015 Default Rate

291

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Alcorn State University was 19.6%, which represents 291 out of the 1485 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

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.

Acceptance Rate

78.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,630

Accepted Out of 2,078

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alcorn State University was 78.4% (1,630 admissions from 2,078 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -31%, while admissions declined by -32.8%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

50

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Alcorn State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.819% Hispanic or Latino, 0.322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.175% Asian, and 0.0585% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Alcorn State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.7%) and White Female (1.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (45.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.1%) and White Female (8.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alcorn State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,420 students. The full-time enrollment at Alcorn State University is 2,788 and the part-time enrollment is 632. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Alcorn State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Alcorn State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alcorn State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    3,096

  2. White

    114

  3. Two or More Races

    49

The enrolled student population at Alcorn State University is 90.5% Black or African American, 3.33% White, 1.43% Two or More Races, 0.819% Hispanic or Latino, 0.322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.175% Asian, and 0.0585% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 244 more women than men received degrees from Alcorn State University. The majority of degree recipients at Alcorn State University are black or african american (486 degrees awarded). There were 16.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (30 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alcorn State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Agriculture (39 degrees), and Biology (78 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,944,040 people), Physicians & surgeons (400,370 people), Secondary school teachers (328,781 people), Education administrators (276,663 people), and Miscellaneous managers (240,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Agriculture (39 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Education (85 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Agriculture (39 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Education (85 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,898,283 people), Hospitals (606,289 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,268 people), Offices of physicians (179,282 people), and Individual & family services (160,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Alcorn State University are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Agriculture (39 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Education (85 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Alcorn State University.

Most Common

  1. 66 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alcorn State University was General Biological Sciences with 66 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 158

  2. 402

In 2016, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Alcorn State University, which is 0.393 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (402).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Alcorn State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.84 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 59 degrees were awarded to women at Alcorn State University in Registered Nursing, which is 29.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from Alcorn State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (35.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alcorn State University is Female and Black or African American (35.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    486 degrees awarded

  2. White

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alcorn State University is black or african american (486 degrees awarded). There were 16.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (30 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    361 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    125 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alcorn State University is black or african american female (361 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (125 degrees).

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Operations

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 $351k (2.43%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

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

Alcorn State University employs 54 Assistant professors, 39 Professors, and 37 Instructors. Most academics at Alcorn State University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Professors(31), and Male Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alcorn State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 161 employees, Service, with 98 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.5M

2015 Endowment

12.1%

growth from 2014

Alcorn State University has an endowment valued at about $14.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Alcorn State University grew 12.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $13.3M - Federal

  2. $119k - State

  3. $660k - Local

As of 2015, Alcorn State University received $13.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $119k from state grants and contracts, and $660k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$35.6M

Salary Expenditure

$82M

Benefits Expenditure

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

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Alcorn State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.6M

2015 Salaries

0.787%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Alcorn State University paid a median of $35.6M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($82M) and a 0.787% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% growth from 2013 and a 2.34% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10M

Instructional Salaries

161

Number of Employees

In 2015, Alcorn State University paid a total of $10M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

54 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

161 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alcorn State University were Assistant professor with 54 employees; Professor with 39 employees; and Professor with 37 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alcorn State University were Office and Administrative Support with 161 employees; Service with 98 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alcorn State University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Alcorn State University.

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