Alcorn State, MS Colleges

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Alcorn State University is a historically black comprehensive land-grant institution in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 by the Reconstruction era legislature to provide higher education for freedmen. It was the first black land grant college in the United States.

The university is counted as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 1,017 at the 2010 census.

Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, graduated in 1948 from here. Students at the college were part of the mid-twentieth century civil rights struggle, working to register residents for voting and struggling to end segregation. Other alumni have been activists, politicians and professionals in Mississippi and other states. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Coordinates: 31°52?37?N 91°08?28?W? / ?31.87694°N 91.14111°W? / 31.87694; -91.14111

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Schools in and around Alcorn State, MS

Name
Alcorn State University
Four or more years; Public; $3,970 average out-state tuition; $3,970 average in-state tuition
Jonesville Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,900 average out-state tuition; $2,100 average in-state tuition
Hinds Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,560 average out-state tuition; $1,960 average in-state tuition
Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Mississippi College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,340 average out-state tuition; $13,340 average in-state tuition
Southwest Mississippi Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,650 average out-state tuition; $1,950 average in-state tuition

Alcorn State, MS Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Mississippi Scholarship - ARRL $500 January 31, 2017
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017