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Coppin State University

Nurturing Potential. Transforming Lives.
Coppin State proudly produces analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners. The university prepares its students to be competitive in regional and global markets through its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Founded in 1900 as a training institute for African-American elementary school teachers, Coppin State University is named in honor of education pioneer Fanny Jackson Coppin. This 118-year-old urban, liberal arts university provides academic programs in nursing, business, criminal justice, education, STEM disciplines, and behavioral & social sciences. Coppin is a proud member of the University System of Maryland.
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    Founded in 1900, Coppin State has a 118-year-old legacy of inspiring students.
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    A spirited student body, vibrant arts, and Greek life are all a part of campus life at Coppin.
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    Our students reach new heights, in and out of the classroom.
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  • Coppin State University
    Coppin State produces analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners.
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  • Azizat Famuditimi
    "Vibrant, full of life, and culture, Baltimore is home to a plethora of untapped potential and exciting opportunities."
    Azizat Famuditimi
    Accounting with a minor in English
    Coppin State University
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  • Dijonee’ Chester
    "I love that students from literally everywhere attend college here. And it’s easy to meet students from other campuses; some of my closest friends are from MICA, Towson, Goucher, UB, UMBC, and Hopkins."
    Dijonee’ Chester
    Political Science and Sociology
    Coppin State University
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  • Quick Facts


    Coppin State University is a small and intimate campus. Our students often say the family-like feel is one of the best parts of our campus.


    Nestled in the heart of West Baltimore, Coppin State is close to Maryland’s surrounding counties, yet offers students independence and accessibility throughout the city by subway, light rail, and more than a dozen bus routes.

    Public University

    Coppin State University may call Baltimore home, but our impact is worldwide. Our faculty and students continue to excel in academia, information technology, healthcare, and more, garnering awards and recognition from across the nation and around the world.

    Freshman Class Profile

    895 SAT
    2.7 GPA

    Student to Faculty ratio



    Coppin State fields 14 NCAA Division I varsity teams that compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).


    Total Enrollment: 2,939
    Undergraduate: 2,507
    Graduate: 432


    Women: 75%
    Men: 25%

    In-State vs. Out of State

    In-State: 90%
    Out of State: 10%

    Career Success

    100% pass rate for students taking the PRAXIS II exam.
  • Academics

    More than a degree. An education.

    Since 1900, Coppin State University has been inspiring students to pursue the education of their dreams. We continue our legacy of academic excellence today with robust fields of study, a diverse student body, and world-class faculty committed to student success. We pride ourselves on providing a challenging academic community that not only educates, but builds confidence, provides hands-on experience and allows students to hit the ground running in their chosen fields -in the U.S. and beyond.

    Degree Programs

    33 Bachelors, 12 Masters, 8 Certificates

    Featured Programs


    College of Business: Casino and Gaming

    Criminal Justice

    Urban Studies

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

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    College of Arts & Sciences, and Education

    College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    College of Business

    College of Health Professions

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  • Contact Information


2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
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