Morgan State University Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road
City Baltimore
State Maryland
Zip 21239
Phone 443-885-3000
Total Enrollment 6200
Motto A Promise to Keep, a Legacy to Remember
Level of Selectivity Moderately competitive
Location 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.
History 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 University. 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 degrees. 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.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation 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 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $10,979 (in-state); $17,399 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 3220
Out of State Tuition 9640
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.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 1 (fall priority); November 1 (spring priority); May 1 (summer priority)
Admission Deadline April 15 (fall priority); December 1 (spring priority); rolling admissions.
Entrance Requirements 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).
Graduation Requirements 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 In-state: 4,030 Median SAT score: 396V/432M Average high school GPA: 2.5
Diversity 9106
Student Life 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.
Faculty Profile 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%
Athletic Program Morgan State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I (football is Division I-AA) and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. 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 volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, bowling, cross-country, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland 21251; Telephone: 443-885-3050.
School Calender August-May Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Two summer session.
Degrees 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
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