Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University

1000 Asu Dr, Lorman (MS), 39096-7500, United States

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Mission Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs. 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.


Founded in 1871, Alcorn was the nation's first state-supported institution for the higher education of African Americans. We treasure our legacy, our commitment to excellence, our development of leaders and our service to others. These attributes imbue us with great pride in Alcorn State University. We respect the assets and resources of our university and use them prudently. We provide our students, faculty and staff with the necessary infrastructure and technology to succeed while maintaining a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

Founded 1871
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