Coppin State University

Coppin State University

Coppin State University, established in 1900, is a historically black college. Originally founded as the Colored High School, the name was later changed to Douglass High School. It was renamed to Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in 1926 and to Coppin Teachers College in 1938. It became Coppin State Teachers College in 1950 and gained university status in 1988. The university is also known as CSU the campus covers more than 50 acres in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a part of the University System of Maryland and is made up of the following academic units:

  • Helene Fuld School of Nursing
  • Honors College
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Management Science and Economics
  • School of Professional Studies

CSU takes part in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The sports teams are called the Eagles and participate in men's baseball, track, cross country, basketball, and tennis; and women's basketball, cross country, bowling, softball, track, tennis, and volleyball.

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Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore , MD 21216-3698
General Phone: (410) 951-3000

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Coppin State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100registered nursing, community nurse, various nursing
Liberal Arts87English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science, sociology, social studies, history
Education and Teaching47educational administration, adult ed administration, special education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, teacher education and development, education courses
Security and Law Enforcement47criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27sports and fitness management, rehabilitation
Business and Management26business administration
Family and Social Work11social work
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Mathematics2mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Science and Laboratory Technician1science tech
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Coppin State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29320
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree9710
Post-master's certificate01

Coppin State Student Body

Coppin State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Coppin State had a total enrollment of 3,932 students (3,131 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 25%
Women 75%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 85%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Coppin State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 52 %

Coppin State Room and Board (2007)

Coppin State offers campus housing for 651 of its 3,131 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Baltimore, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Coppin State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400460
SAT Math380450

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Coppin State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,635
Room and board $ 7,138
Room charge $ 4,462
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,676
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,386

Financial Aid:
Coppin State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 206800)

Coppin State Faculty

Coppin State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3258
Non-tenured and not on tenure track86

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*9$82,017
All faculty totalcalendar year3$89,79612$83,145

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$95,8769$83,656
Associate professoracademic year14$68,0749$66,707
Assistant professoracademic year38$60,74554$60,172
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year7$50,1266$43,972
All faculty totalacademic year68$65,11379$62,327

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Coppin State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports62632

Coppin State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Coppin State Highlights

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What Sets Coppin State Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Coppin State Female % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Coppin State Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 8%Coppin State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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Top 12%Coppin State % of degrees in science and laboratory technician
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 13%Coppin State % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Coppin State % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 15%Coppin State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 17%Coppin State Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% students 40 years or older
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Top 17%Coppin State % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Coppin State % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 18%Coppin State Number of students
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 19%Coppin State % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 19%Coppin State % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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checked Option to study abroad
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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