Alcorn State University is a public, land-grant university located in Lorman, Mississippi, United States. It was established in the year 1871. The campus spreads across an area of 1700 acres. Alcorn was the first state-supported higher education institution for African American students. The university was named in the honor of James L. Alcorn, the then governor of Mississippi. The university offers a variety of degrees and programs in over 45 areas of study. Alcorn is organized into the following academic divisions:
Alcorn's ahletics department supports several men's and women's sports teams. It is home to various clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students such as entertainment, academics, and cultural activities.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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