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
Scholarships for Students in Mississippi
|ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship||$10,000||Varies|
Schools Near Alcorn State University
|Jonesville Beauty School||28.7mi|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College||45.6mi|
|Hinds Community College||50.1mi|
|Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology||56.9mi|
|Southwest Mississippi Community College||57.6mi|
|Traxlers School of Hair||58.3mi|
|Academy of Hair Design Three||61.4mi|
|Jackson State University||62.1mi|
|University of Mississippi Medical Center||65.0mi|
|Wesley Biblical Seminary||66.4mi|
|Academy of Hair Design Four||66.4mi|
|Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage||66.9mi|