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Institutional Research and Assessment











The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) is located on the second floor in Bowles Hall. We accurately and objectively compile, analyze, and deliver information about the Alcorn State University community to internal and external constituencies. Aligned with the university’s mission, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provide reliable data for evidence-based decision making.

Mission Statement

IRA’s mission is to provide accurate, timely, and meaningful data to University decision makers, the Alcorn community, and external stakeholders in support of institutional accreditation, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

Please view any of the topics listed on the right of this screen.

See Alcorn State University At A Glance for current and trend information about frequently-requested college statistics.

See the Snapshot for specific historical data such as retention rates, graduation rates, and degrees awarded.

See the Fact Books collection for yearly descriptive data.

Before you leave:

  • All data is based on a census data; therefore “today's” data may not show the same information.
  • The statistics presented here are official, but remember that there may be many ways of reporting and interpreting similar data.
  • Some links will take you out of this site.
  • If you need specific analyses, please contact the office and allow up to 2 weeks for your request to be completed.