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Morgan State University Overview

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan State University is a public institution. The location of Morgan State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Morgan State University Known For?

1,102 Undergraduate Awards
$27,966 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Morgan State is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.

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Morgan State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Morgan State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#111 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#147 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#147 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Morgan State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for General Public Health College Factual
#6 Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Health College Factual
#46 Highest Paid Design & Applied Arts Graduates College Factual
#49 Highest Paid Drama & Theater Arts Graduates College Factual
#84 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#88 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual

Where Is Morgan State University?

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Contact details for Morgan State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
Phone: 443-885-3333
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/morganstateu/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MorganStateU

How Do I Get Into Morgan State?

You can apply to Morgan State online at: https://crmpw.morgan.edu/RecruitNewWFE/Account/Login

Admission Requirements for Morgan State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Morgan State?

74% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Morgan State University is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Morgan State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 530. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Morgan State University  ( 450 to 530 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Morgan State University  ( 460 to 540 )
200
800
Morgan State received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 18. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Morgan State University  ( 14 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Morgan State University  ( 16 to 18 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Morgan State University  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford Morgan State University?

$27,966 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
16.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Morgan State is $27,966. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Morgan State, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,237 a year. That adds up to $28,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morgan State is 16.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Morgan State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,581 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,270 undergraduate students at Morgan State, with 5,581 being full-time and 689 being part-time.

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There are also 1,364 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,581 full-time undergraduates at Morgan State, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Morgan State University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 4,621
Hispanic or Latino 250
White 72
International Students 219
Other Races/Ethnicities 397

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Morgan State University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Morgan State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Morgan State University

371 Took All Classes Online
3,998 Took At Least One Class Online
22.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Morgan State. In 2019-2020, 3,998 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Morgan State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Morgan State

The following table shows how Morgan State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Landscape Architecture #1 #1
Architecture & Related Services #7 #1
Electrical Engineering #10 #4
Engineering #37 #34
Social Work #37 #40
Public Health #52 #76

Online Growth Rankings of Morgan State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Morgan State University was 22.1%. This is the #1,022 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Morgan State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Morgan State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Education 7%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 4%
Liberal Arts General Studies 4%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Social Work 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Morgan State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Morgan State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Social Work #53
Public Administration & Social Service #195
Educational Administration #220
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #478
Liberal Arts General Studies #478

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Morgan State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 61 97 3 161
Business Administration & Management 87 46 5 138
Civil Engineering 97 0 0 97
Liberal Arts General Studies 90 0 0 90
Electrical Engineering 86 0 0 86
General Biology 61 0 0 61
Teacher Education Subject Specific 53 1 4 58
Journalism 49 8 0 57
Educational Administration 0 18 32 50
General Architecture 42 0 0 42
Finance & Financial Management 41 0 0 41
General Psychology 39 0 0 39
Sociology 34 5 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18 17 0 35
Public Health 0 22 12 34
Information Science 32 0 0 32
Marketing 31 0 0 31
Industrial Engineering 30 0 0 30
General Engineering 0 18 10 28
Accounting 21 4 0 25
Computer Information Systems 25 0 0 25
Construction Management 22 2 0 24
Hospitality Management 15 6 0 21
General Family & Consumer Sciences 18 0 0 18
Music 16 2 0 18
Fine & Studio Arts 17 0 0 17
Public Relations & Advertising 16 0 0 16
Nursing 12 4 0 16
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 15 0 0 15
Graphic Communications 14 0 0 14
General English Literature 8 1 3 12
Political Science & Government 10 0 0 10
Mathematics 3 5 0 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 7 0 0 7
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 6 0 6
Urban & Regional Planning 0 6 0 6
History 3 1 1 5
Biological & Physical Science 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 5
Economics 5 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 4 4
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 4
Physics 4 0 0 4
Museum Studies 0 3 0 3
International Relations & National Security 0 3 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 3
Engineering Physics 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 2 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 2 2
Child Development & Psychology 0 1 1 2
Design & Applied Arts 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 1
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 1 1
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Operations Research 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,102 285 78 1,465

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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