Morehouse College

Morehouse College

Morehouse College is a historically black college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was established in 1867 by William Jefferson White, an Augusta Baptist cabinetmaker and minister. Originally, the college was named Augusta Institute. It received its present name in 1913. Morehouse College occupies a land area of more than 60 acres. The college offers degrees through its academic divisions, which are:

  • Division of Business Administration and Economics
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Division of Science and Mathematics

Morehouse College's athletic teams are known as the Maroon Tigers. Students compete in campus sports such as baseball, basketball, football, cross country, tennis, golf, and track and field. Students have access to several of the college's Greek fraternities and sororities including Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, and Omega Psi Phi.

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Contacting Morehouse College

Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta , GA 30314
General Phone: (404) 681-2800

Morehouse College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts176African-American studies, Spanish language, English, general studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, urban studies, ...
Business and Management153business management
Therapy and Counseling64psychology
Science50biology, chemistry, physics
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical education
Education and Teaching2education
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Morehouse College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree52125

Morehouse College Student Body

Morehouse College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Morehouse College had a total enrollment of 2,810 students (2,835 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 0%
Black 96%
Hispanic 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 40%
20-21 39%
22-24 14%
25-29 3%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Morehouse College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 45 %

Morehouse College Room and Board (2007)

Morehouse College offers campus housing for 1,625 of its 2,835 (full-time) students.

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

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

Morehouse College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math450570
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Morehouse College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,358
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,358
Room and board $ 10,424
Room charge $ 5,940
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,484
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 4,300

Financial Aid:
Morehouse College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158200)

Morehouse College Faculty

Morehouse College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2213
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2724

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$84,9039$75,776
Associate professoracademic year37$68,90711$66,329
Assistant professoracademic year31$53,10222$52,471
Instructoracademic year8$42,00512$42,492
All faculty totalacademic year101$65,88554$56,960

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

Morehouse College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports909

Morehouse College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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