Learn.org recently ranked Alcorn State University’s (ASU) Liberal Arts program as #32 in the United States. Alcorn features nine degree programs in Liberal Arts including Mass Communications, Music Education, Political Science, and Social Work. As the first land-grant Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the country, the school aims to preserve the region’s rich history and culture through the Southwest Mississippi Center for Culture and Learning. The Center holds community outreach initiatives, lectures, exhibitions, and other activities that highlight the local cultural landscape.
Learn.org has been educuating students on potential schools, degrees and careers by providing the ranks of various programs from universities all over the world. In order to guide students on the correct path to find their career and academic choice, Learn.org provides several resources such as Free Academic and Career Information, School Connections, Academic Scholarships, and Online College Planning. The organization showcases its commitment to helping individuals find their academic stance on their home page. Its main goal is to make education more accessible to any person who is eager to learn.
In order to narrow down what its readers are looking for, Learn.org compiles a list of the best schools in a number ranking annually. This year ASU was ranked number 32 out of 50 schools for the Best Liberal Arts Schools for an online Bachelor’s degree. In order to be placed in the rankings, Learn.org conducts extensive research on the chosen program’s offerings, academic achievements, and quality of instruction. Information from the Department of Education including student’s retention rates and tuition costs were also a major factor in determining the placing of Alcorn State.
Eric Dogini, Program Director of Mass Communications at ASU, stated, “I am very proud of the students and faculty. It takes us both to accomplish something as wonderful as this. Being ranked at number 32 on a global website such as Learn.org provides exposure for not only the future students of ASU but also the students that are currently enrolled.”