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:
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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