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Morgan State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Morgan State University Fine Arts Center

Morgan State University Fine Arts Center

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Morgan State University Description:

Morgan State University's 143-acre campus is located in northeast Baltimore, and the school has the official designation of Maryland's Public Urban University. Founded in 1867, Morgan State is a historically black university that takes pride in its students' diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds. The university wins high marks for the number of bachelor's degrees it awards to African American students. Professional fields in business, communications, and engineering are particularly popular with undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Morgan State Bears compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The school fields five men's and nine women's Division I sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,952 (6,591 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 88% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,012 (in-state); $16,356 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,878
  • Other Expenses: $2,850
  • Total Cost: $20,740 (in-state); $30,084 (out-of-state)

Morgan State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,647
    • Loans: $7,031

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Telecommunications

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Morgan State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.morgan.edu/About_MSU/Mission_and_Vision.html

"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."

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