In an effort to boost enrollments, Alcorn State University in Mississippi has abolished its dual tuition schedule. Now all students who enroll at the historically Black university will pay the same price, regardless of their state of residence.
The new tuition rates schedule will begin in the fall of 2015. Out-of-state students who are already enrolled at the university will also be eligible for the lower rate.
Vice president for student affairs at Alcorn, Emanuel Barnes, stated that “our recruiters are eagerly working with alumni chapters across the nation to attract students who could not afford the out-of-state tuition rate. With this new tuition rate for non-resident students, Alcorn is now a more competitive option.
Alfred Rankins Jr. president of Alcorn State University, added that “this is one key component of Alcorn’s comprehensive enrollment management plan, which is centered around affordibility and retention.”