Morehouse College, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a historically African-American institute for men. The school was founded in 1867 by Baptist minister and cabinet maker William Jefferson White. The school originally known as the Augusta Institute, but as the school changed location over the year, so did its name. In 1913 the school received its current name which was given in honor of Dr. Henry L. Morehouse, an organizer of support for the college. The school is known for some of its notable alumni, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Director Spike Lee, and Atlanta's first black mayor Maynard Jackson. The school provides a quality liberal arts education to young black men, with a focus on civility, compassion, integrity and understanding, and has done so since its inception.
Morehouse College provides a liberal arts education and upon graduating students are awarded a bachelors degree. Morehouse College offers 26 majors, allowing the school to focus on providing quality instruction in the fields covered. Students who attend Morehouse College will have access to one of the finest educations available in the United States.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Morehouse College will be reviewed by the admissions board and accepted or denied based on the strength of their application. Morehouse College reviews students based on academic performance, test scores, recommendations and essay, as well as reviewing the students circumstances and extracurricular activities.
Though all accepted students may apply for financial aid, the amount of aid available is limited and will distributed to those who have the greatest need for financial aid. As per nationally accepted practices, a student's education is primarily the responsibility of his parents and as such there is no guarantee of receiving financial aid.
The Morehouse Maroon Tigers participate in the NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Morehouse College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Morehouse College is around 2,200 students, where graduate students make up roughly 28% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $27,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,000 to $1,200 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||84%||$19,021|
|Receiving Student Loans||73%||$7,625|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Morehouse College may provide services like those listed below:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Morehouse College is approximately 54%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||39%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2006)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Morehouse College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Morehouse College for official up-to-date information.