Morgan State University is a public historically black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Enrollment at MSU exceeds seven thousand yearly.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Communications And Journalism
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may take either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions to Morgan State University. A score between 820 to 980 on the SAT, or 16 to 19 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. Approximately 50 percent of all applicant were admitted at MSU, with 38 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at morgan.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $7,600 and nonresidents pay $18,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $6,200 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The MSU Bears participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Softball (NCAA Division I-AA)
Students can visit the Morgan State University website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Morgan State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Morgan State University is around 7,700 students, with undergraduate students making up about 82% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State Tuition: $5,100-$6,100
- Nonresident Student Tuition: $15,000-$17,680
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $310-$370 per unit
- Out-of-State: $660-$790 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$8,111|
|Receiving Student Loans||76%||$7,373|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Morgan State University may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Morgan State University is close to 34%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Morgan State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
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 Morgan State University 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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