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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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of Morgan State University

Morgan State is found in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Morgan State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, engineering, architecture and planning, and family and social work.

Morgan State Selectivity

Admission to Morgan State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 42% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 400 and 490.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Morgan State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 7, 208 in 2007 at the school. Morgan State has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Morgan State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Morgan State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management217business management, marketing, accounting, finance, business and related services
Liberal Arts133sociology, political science, English, history, speech and rhetoric, international relations, economics, museum studies, . . .
Engineering109electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, industrial engineering, engineering physics
Education and Teaching82health teaching, elementary school teaching, higher education administration, physical education teaching, educational administration, science teaching, secondary teaching, math teaching, . . .
Media72radio and television
Family and Social Work72social work, family and consumer science, foodservice management
Science67biology, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, physics, biological and physical sciences
Architecture and Planning42architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Therapy and Counselling41psychology, quantitative psychology, clinical social work
Computer Science and Engineering41information science, computer and info science
Art Studies18art studies
Hospitality16hotel management
Medical Support and Technology13clinical and medical lab science, clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Contact: Morgan State

Morgan State University

1700 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251-0001

General Phone: (443) 885-3333


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