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Morgan State University

Growing the Future, Leading the World!
For nearly 150 years, Morgan State University has been providing the next generation of corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their individual goals and advance those of society at large. From its founding as a private biblical institute to its 2005 classification as a certified Doctoral Research Institution by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Morgan has served the community with distinction. The university has a comprehensive curriculum with more than 90 program offerings at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Morgan offers a variety of programs in professional fields including engineering, business, teacher education, architecture, hospitality management, and social work. The school has traditionally placed strong emphasis on the arts and sciences at the undergraduate level and on the preparation of students for advanced study. An above-average percentage of Morgan graduates enter graduate and professional school. Historically, the university has ranked among the top public campuses nationally in the number of African American graduates receiving doctorates. As Maryland’s premier public urban institution, Morgan is very proud of its diversity, attracting students from every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries. It is a true global university with many of its students coming from countries such as Nepal, Brazil, India, China, and Saudi Arabia. The university has consistently ranked among the best colleges for African Americans, Hispanics, women, and veterans. Morgan ranks among Forbes Magazine’s top colleges each year.
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    "I like the historical charm of the (Bolton Hill) neighborhood. Its tree-lined streets remind me of what Baltimore used to look like in the past and the potential it still has."
    Michael Cobb
    African American studies
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  • Quick Facts


    Each year Morgan enrolls approximately 8,000 students in programs from the baccalaureate level through the doctorate. The school attracts students from each state and many foreign countries. 


    Morgan State is located in a residential area of Northeast Baltimore City. Students benefit from its suburban feel, beautiful landscape, and easy access to the best attractions the metropolitan region offers.

    Public University

    Morgan State University is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution. As Maryland’s premier public urban research university, Morgan is known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, public service, and community engagement.  

    Freshman Enrollment

    4,808 Applications
    3,137 Admitted
    1,078 Enrolled

    Graduate Enrollment

    697 Applications
    569 Admitted
    372 Enrolled

    Freshman Class Profile

    1000 SAT
    18 ACT
    2.9 GPA

    Student to Faculty ratio


    Research Funds


    million for sponsored research in the areas of space & earth science, environmental monitoring, materials testing, public health, and much more. 


    Morgan is a founding member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.  All intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division 1 level, with the exception of football, which participates in Division I-AA.


    Morgan State University ranks 3rd nationwide in the number of bachelor's degrees in engineering awarded to African Americans; it ranks 4th nationwide in the number of bachelor's degrees in architecture awarded to African Americans.


    Total Enrollment: 7,778
    Undergraduate: 6,459
    Graduate: 1,319


    Women: 53%
    Men: 47%

    In-State vs. Out of State

    In-State: 68.7%
    Out of State: 31.3%

    Career Success

    82% of bachelor's recipients are employed full-time one year after graduation.

    Domestic vs. International

    Domestic: 87.9%
    International: 12.1%
  • Academics

    Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering, and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The university offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the university gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.

    Morgan is one of the few historically black institutions nationally to offer a comprehensive range of academic programs in business, engineering, education, architecture, social work, and hospitality management, in addition to those in the arts and sciences and programs leading to the doctorate.


    Degree Programs

    46 Bachelors, 36 Masters, 14 Doctoral

    Featured Programs


    Actuarial Science

    Architecture and Environmental Design

    Multimedia Journalism


    Project Management


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    Colleges and Schools

    College of Liberal Arts

    School of Architecture & Planning

    School of Business & Management

    School of Community Health and Policy

    School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

    School of Education and Urban Studies

    School of Engineering

    School of Global Journalism and Communication

    School of Graduate Studies

    School of Social Work

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  • Contact Information


1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
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