Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD, USA
3.50 Average Rating

Founded in 1867, Morgan State University is an Historically Black College and University in Baltimore and Maryland’s preeminent public urban research institution. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Morgan State offers degrees in more than 100 academic programs. For students interested in music performance, MSU’s university choir annually performs with more orchestras than any other university-level chorus. Additionally, the Morgan State campus has been designated a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
60%
Out-Of-State Students
22%
10%
Submitting ACT
89%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 878
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,712
Total Number of Undergrads
6,419
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
43%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,814
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,008
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,480
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,148
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

0
100
37%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,231
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,502
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,902

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,089
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$30,727
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$327
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
11
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Baltimore
Washington
New York
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
For the past 2 years of attending Morgan State University, I have noticed myself changing for the better. Morgan has helped guide me to better decisions academically and also socially.
Fern from Silver Spring, MD
Morgan State University is a safe and clean place to get an education.
Morgan State University is diverse, meaning people of all ages, race, religious background and beliefs are not frowned upon.
I would rate Morgan State University as the number one college in Maryland because of its academic standards and qualified teachers.
Morgan State University is a public institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,591, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 143 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Morgan State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,218 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,632 (2013-14).
Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Morgan State University is 14:1, and the school has 41.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Morgan State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Engineering; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.
College Category

Morgan State University is a research university, which means it grants a broad spectrum of degrees, from undergraduate to doctorate degrees. Moreover, research universities are known for producing large volumes of published research in academia.

Institution Size

There are 8,018 students enrolled at Morgan State University, 6,711 of whom are undergraduates. Based on its population, Morgan State University is a fairly large school. Students may therefore find more resources and opportunities than they would at smaller colleges, but they may also have less engagement with faculty.

Available Degree(s):
Bachelor's Degree
Post baccalaureate Certificate
Master's Degree
Doctor's Degree - Research/scholarship

Erica from Baltimore, MD
Morgan is a start to a new beginning. It is the school I take pride in. I would not want to be anywhere else, than here.
Alias from Baltimore, MD
morgan state prepares one for academic success and achievement. it also opens doors to many cultures, being that it is an historical black university. morgan state university is a productive community and creates a comfortable living and learning environment. it is,also,very diverse and allows you learn about different people.
Michelle from Baltimore, MD

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