Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution located in Alcorn State, Mississippi, USA. It offers a range of graduate and undergraduate programs in agriculture, business, robotic engineering, education, science and mathematics, criminal justice, industrial technology, nursing, information technology, and many other areas.

Alcorn State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Specialist in Education degrees. The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Industrial Technology and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Division of Nursing is accredited by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Associate of Science in Nursing degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and the Master of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the American Dietetics Association.

Ranking Profile:

- Alcorn State University is ranked 85th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (South)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- of Yahoo! has published Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities - HBCU (2010-2011) report that ranks the top HBCUs in the US by average SAT scores for recent enrollees. Alcorn State University is ranked 19th amongst top HBCUs based on SAT scores.

- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Alcorn State University in the top 30 for academic reputation among historically black colleges and universities.

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