Morgan State University

Morgan State University

Morgan State University is a public, urban university located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was established in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute, a Methodist Episcopal seminary, to train young men in the ministry. It gained university status in 1975. Morgan offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Institute of Architecture and Planning
  • Morgan College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Community Health and Policy
  • School of Education and Urban Studies
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Graduate Studies

Morgan's athletic teams are known as the Bears. They compete in the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The university has an active Greek life with several NPHC organizations.

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Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore , MD 21251-0001
General Phone: (443) 885-3333

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Morgan State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management214business management, accounting, finance, marketing, business and related services
Liberal Arts105English, speech and rhetoric, museum studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Engineering98engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, industrial engineering
Media98radio and television
Family and Social Work96family and consumer science, foodservice management, social work
Education and Teaching91educational administration, higher education administration, community college education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, health teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching ...
Science65biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling54psychology
Architecture and Planning49architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Computer Science and Engineering31computer and info science, information science
Hospitality28hotel management
Medical Support and Technology12clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Art Studies11art studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree81335
Master's degree13019
Doctor's degree428
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Morgan State Student Body

Morgan State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Morgan State had a total enrollment of 7,208 students (6,192 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 90%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey9%
New York9%
(International Students)4%
Washington, DC2%
State unknown1%

Morgan State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 51 %

Morgan State Room and Board (2007)

Morgan State offers campus housing for 2,831 of its 6,192 (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.

Morgan State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410480
SAT Math400490
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1619
ACT Composite1720

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Morgan State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,438
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,928
Room and board $ 8,030
Room charge $ 5,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,880
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 2,850

Financial Aid:
Morgan State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 208300)

Morgan State Faculty

Morgan State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7844
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9675

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$119,4634$128,268
Associate professorcalendar year10$107,8078$99,031
Assistant professorcalendar year6$83,4691*
Lecturercalendar year0*4$44,429
All faculty totalcalendar year33$109,38717$92,644

*: 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 year20$91,3138$110,685
Associate professoracademic year62$79,67026$80,664
Assistant professoracademic year57$68,17452$65,334
Instructoracademic year4$55,2842*
Lectureracademic year89$44,44166$43,070
All faculty totalacademic year232$63,914154$60,485

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

Morgan State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports73239

Morgan State Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Community College Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Morgan State Apart:

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Top 7%Morgan State Minority % of student body
Number of students
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% of degrees in engineering
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Top 13%Morgan State Number of degree programs
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 13%Morgan State Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 17%Morgan State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in family and social work
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