Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University the oldest predominantly black Land-Grant university in the United States, had its beginning in 1830 as Oakland College for the education of white male students. The Presbyterian school closed at the beginning of the Civil War. Upon failing to reopen after the war, the college was sold to the State for the education of her African-American citizens. After Congress passed the Morrill Land-Grant Act in 1862, the Mississippi Legislature in 1871 used funds generated through the Morrill Land-Grant Act to establish Alcorn University for the education of African-American youth, and it became known as Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1878. In 1974, it was renamed Alcorn State University by the Legislature. Alcorn State University is a co-educational, land-grant, liberal arts, science and teacher education public institution offering programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's, and educational specialist's.

Office of Admissions

1000 ASU Drive #330

Lorman, MS 39096

In-state call: 1.800.222.6790

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