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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.

Profile of Coppin State University

Students attend Coppin State in Baltimore, MD, a large city. The school is a public institution. Coppin State degrees go up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine, therapy and Counselling, nutrition and exercise therapy, security and law enforcement, and science and laboratory technician.

Coppin State Selectivity

Coppin State is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 46% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 320. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 300 and 440. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Coppin State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 3, 932 students at the school . Coppin State has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at Coppin State are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Coppin State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Coppin State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts103liberal arts and sciences, social studies, English language and literature, history, social services, sociology, history courses, political science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78various nursing, community nurse, registered nursing
Education and Teaching73adult ed administration, early childhood education, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, special ed, teacher education and development, special education, education courses
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Therapy and Counselling54psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Business and Management40business administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30rehabilitation, sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work21social work
Science and Laboratory Technician8science tech
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Mathematics4mathematics and statistics, mathematics
Fine Arts3fine arts
Medical administration0medical records admin

Contact: Coppin State

Coppin State University

2500 West North Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

General Phone: (410) 951-3000


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