Coppin State College Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 2500 West North Avenue
City Baltimore
State Maryland
Zip 21216
Phone 410-951-3000
Total Enrollment 3643
Motto A Place to Build a Future
Level of Selectivity Moderately competitive
Location Coppin State is located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland (population approximately 764,000). Baltimore provides a variety of cultural and social activities, including the world renowned Morris A. Mechanic and Lyric Theaters, The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Hubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center, and Baltimore Harbor Place. Major-league baseball can be enjoyed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (stadium), just twenty minutes from campus by subway. The campus is within an hour of the nationís capital, Washington, D.C., and Howard University. Transportation is available by rail, bus, and air. Mechanic and Lyric Theaters, The Gre
History Coppin State College (CSC) is a four-year, comprehensive, state-supported, coed, liberal arts university. Coppinís history began in 1900 at Frederick Douglass High School, which was designated by the Baltimore City School Board as a one-year teacher preparatory course for black elementary school teachers. In 1902, the program expanded to a two-year Normal Department within the high school. By 1909, the program was separated administratively from the high school and given its own principal. In 1926, the teacher program was renamed Fannie Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of the renowned educator. Several significant changes had taken place by 1938. The curriculum was lengthened to four years; authority was given to grant the bachelor of science degree; and the schoolís name was changed to Coppin Teacherís College. Coppin struggled for survival for the next twelve years before becoming part of the Maryland higher education system under the State Department of Education. The Collegeís name then changed to Coppin State Teachers College. Coppin moved to its present location in 1952. In 1963, the Board of Trustees ruled that the Collegeís degree-granting authority should no longer be limited to teacher education. The Collegeís name was officially changed to Coppin State College and it conferred its first bachelor of arts degree in 1967. In 1988, Coppin State became part of the newly formed University of Maryland System, giving its students access to the libraries and research facilities of fourteen affiliated campuses. Coppin Stateís mission is to provide high-quality higher education in the arts and sciences, as well as in professional and preprofessional programs. Its focus is on solving the problems, needs, and aspirations of the people of Baltimoreís central city.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Coppin State College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $2508 (in-state); $7480 (out-of-state) Room and board: $3481 (room); $2008 (board) Special fees: $867 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $9564 (in-state); $14,536 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2508
Out of State Tuition 7480
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army ROTC: Offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend of $100.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 1 (fall priority); October 15 (spring priority).
Admission Deadline March 15 (fall priority); July 15 (fall); December 15 (spring).
Entrance Requirements raduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and completion of the following Carnegie units: 4 English, 3 mathematics (algebra I, II, and geometry), 2 science (laboratory-based), 3 social science, 2 foreign language, and 7 electives. Students must submit an official transcript. A $25 application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: March 15 (fall priority); July 15 (fall); December 15 (spring). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Coppin State College, 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216; Telephone: 410-951-3600; 410-523-7238 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 120 credit hours and completion of core requirements, including 6 hours of English; 3 hours of mathematics; 4 hours of science; 6 hours of social sciences; and one computer course for management, science, or math majors. Students must pass English proficiency exam and take a Standardized Exit Examination, which includes the National Teachers Examination, Graduate Record Examinations, Graduate Management Admission Test, Law School Admission Test, or the comprehensive nursing examination; the last 30 hours must be in residence at Coppin State; all graduates must attend commencement.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 3,643 In-state: 2,591 Other regions: 10 states, 6 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 710/2,090 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 267/576 Graduate students (men/women): 142/365
Diversity 276
Student Life Campus Regulations: Entering students must take a one-semester orientation course; class attendance is compulsory; graduating students must attend commencement. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career counseling and placement, late-night escort services, remediation, support for students with disabilities, and off-campus housing. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, and dance. Students may get involved in the Coppin Courier (student-run newspaper) or the Coppin Eagle (yearbook). Communication majors or volunteers may work in the student-run radio station or the campus television station. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the more than twenty-five subject clubs or interest groups, which include Coppin Dancers, Coppin Players, Coppin State College Gospel Choir, Inspirational Club, International Studies Club-International Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. One local sorority ../includes Iota Phi Lambda. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society. Housing Availability: The first on-campus housing opened in 1993, making 300 housing spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. Students must submit an application and a $150 security deposit by July 31 for fall and by December 31 for spring. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility; services for the visually and hearing impaired student include readers, note-takers, interpreters, and other special aids if requested six weeks prior to the beginning of class.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 168 Student-teacher ratio: 22:1 Full-time faculty members: 132 Part-time faculty members: 36 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 60%
Athletic Program Coppin State College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAA). Intercollegiate sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor), and wrestling; womenís basketball, bowling, cross-country, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor), and volleyball. Intramural sports: basketball, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Coppin State College, Baltimore, Maryland 21216; Telephone: 410-951-3727 or 3725; 410-669-6154 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Two summer sessions.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Alcohol and Abuse Counseling, Broadcast Production and Technology, Communication Media and Management, Criminal Justice, English, English Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Writing for Media Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration/Commerce/Management, Chemistry, Chemistry/Engineering (dual degree), Computer Science, Dentistry (dual degree), Early Childhood Education, Economics and Finance, Elementary Education, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics/Engineering (dual degree), Natural Sciences, Nursing, Operations Management, Pharmacy (cooperative), Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Work, Special Education Masterís Degrees: Adult and Continuing Education, Criminal Justice, Curriculum and Instruction, Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education.
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