Morgan State University Details
Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road
A Promise to Keep, a Legacy to Remember
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The campus is within an hour of the nationís capital,
Washington, D.C., and Howard University. New York City is approximately 3
hours to the north. The city of 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. Students enjoy
major-league baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Morgan State University is a four-year, state-supported, coed university
founded in 1867 as Centenary Biblical Institute. The institutionís
original mission was to prepare black men for Christian ministry. In 1890,
the name was changed to Morgan College in honor of Dr. Littleton F.
Morgan, former chairman of the board of trustees and a generous donor. The
school awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1895.
During its first fifty years, Morgan College sustained steady growth,
marked by the addition of normal and academic curricular offerings, the
enrollment of young women, and the establishment of two branch schools.
One branch, the Princess Anne Academy (established in 1886) at Olney,
Princess Anne, Maryland, exists today as the University of Maryland
Eastern Shore. The other, Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute at
Lynchburg, was destroyed by fire in 1917.
From 1917 to 1919, Morgan College purchased the property on which it is
presently located. Morgan became part of the Maryland State College system
in 1939, changing its name to Morgan State College. University status was
granted to the college in 1975, and its name was changed to Morgan State
Located in a northeastern Baltimore community akin to the suburbs, the
institution serves as Marylandís public urban university, mandated to
provide education to students from urban communities who might not
otherwise pursue higher educationĖpart-time adult learners as well as
gifted and talented students. This traditionally black college ranks in
the top 10 percent of schools in number of students who pursue terminal
The thirty-three-building campus is situated on 122 acres. The School of
Engineering, Science Building, and Blount Towers are three new
state-of-the-art facilities built in the 1990s.
Morgan State University is accredited by the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science,
masterís, and doctoral degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $3220 (in-state); $9640 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $4040 (room); $2180 (board)
Special fees: $739
Estimated total cost: $10,979 (in-state); $17,399 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 92
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Army ROTC four-year scholarships are available for selected high school
seniors who desire to pursue a military career. Scholarships pay for
tuition, books, and laboratory fees and provide a $100 monthly
allowance. Three-, two-, and one-year scholarships are awarded on a
competitive basis to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students should
contact the ROTC Office.
April 1 (fall priority); November 1 (spring
priority); May 1 (summer priority)
April 15 (fall priority); December 1
(spring priority); rolling admissions.
Graduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent); official high school transcript; at least a C high school
average; recommendations that assess the ability of the applicant; and a
completed and returned medical form. Admission of high school students is
generally based on the seventh-semester transcript. A $25 nonrefundable
application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: April 15 (fall priority); December 1
(spring priority); rolling admissions.
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Morgan State University,
Baltimore, Maryland 21239; Telephone: 800-332-6674 (toll-free);
443-885-3000 or 319-3684 (fax).
A minimum of 120 credit hours, including the
following: 9 language arts, 9 critical-thinking skills, 9 humanities and
the arts, 9 social and behavioral sciences, 3 African-American studies, 8
biological and physical sciences, 4 mathematics, 3 health and physical
education, and 1 freshman orientation; a minimum 2.0 GPA; at least the
last 30 hours completed at Morgan; passing score on both the Speech
Proficiency and Writing Proficiency Examinations prior to senior year;
completion of the Senior Level Examination.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 6,200
Median SAT score: 396V/432M
Average high school GPA: 2.5
Campus Regulations: Freshmen and transfer students are required to attend
orientation; cars must be registered; alcohol is prohibited on campus.
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling,
career counseling and placement, student employment, nonremedial tutoring,
remediation, and late-night escort.
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band,
chorale, dance, and jazz ensemble. Students may get involved in the
Spokesman (student-run newspaper) or the Promethean (yearbook).
Communication majors or volunteers may get involved in the student-run
radio station, WEAA-FM, or the television production studio.
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association
(SGA) or numerous other clubs and organizations, such as international
student groups, honors groups, religious organizations, undergraduate
student council, or Evening Student Council. Greek fraternities include
Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma;
sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho,
Zeta Phi Beta, and Iota Phi Lambda. More than twenty honor societies are
present on campus, including Phi Beta Lambda.
Independent organizations include Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Sigma, Groove Phi
Groove Social Fellowship, Iota Phi Theta, National Society of Pershing
Angels, National Society of Pershing Rifles, and Tau Alpha Upsilon.
Housing Availability: 1,500 housing spaces.
Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility and services for the speech
disabled and the visually and hearing impaired.
Number of faculty members: 300
Student-teacher ratio: 18:1
Full-time faculty members: 260
Part-time faculty members: 40
Faculty members with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 80%
Morgan State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA), Division I (football is Division I-AA) and the Mid-Eastern
Intercollegiate Sports: menís basketball, cross-country, football,
softball, tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, bowling,
cheerleading, cross-country, softball, tennis, track and field, and
Intramural Sports: basketball, bowling, cross-country, racquetball,
soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Morgan State University,
Baltimore, Maryland 21251; Telephone: 443-885-3050.
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Two summer session.
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology; Economics; English; Fine Arts; French;
Geography; History; Home Economics; Hotel, Restaurant, and Hospitality
Management; Music; Music Performance; Philosophy; Political Science;
Religious Studies; Sociology; Spanish; Speech Communications;
Telecommunications; Theater Arts
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Art Education, Biology, Business
Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Chemistry
(Preprofessional), Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics,
Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering Physics,
Finance, Food Science/Nutrition, Health Education, Human Ecology,
Industrial Engineering, Information Systems Management, Management,
Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Mental Health, Music
Education, Office Administration, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology,
Recreation, Science Education, Social Work
Masterís Degree: African-American Studies, Architecture, Business
Administration, City and Regional Planning, Economics, Educational
Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, Engineering,
History, International Studies, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics,
Middle School Education, Music, Music Education, Science Education,
Sociology, Teaching, Transportation Studies
Doctorate: Educational Administration and Supervision, Engineering,
Mathematics Education, Science Education
Preprofessional Programs: Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy