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 Morgan State University

Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD

1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251-0001

General information:(443)885-3333
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:8,018(6,711 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,548 $6,727 $6,928 -3%
Out-of-state $15,418 $15,864 $16,134 -2%
Books and supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,340 $8,620 $8,750 -1%
Other $2,850 $2,850 $2,945 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,550 $9,830 $10,220 -4%
Other $3,300 $3,150 $3,245 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,050 $3,050 $3,145 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,738 $20,197 $20,623 0%
Off Campus $20,398 $21,707 $22,393 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,598 $11,777 $12,073 -8%
On Campus $28,608 $29,334 $29,829 0%
Off Campus $29,268 $30,844 $31,599 -3%
Off Campus with Family $20,468 $20,914 $21,279 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,540
In-state fees $2,388
Out-of-state tuition $13,746
Out-of-state fees $2,388
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,958
In-state fee $1,314
Out-of-state tuition $11,628
Out-of-state fees $1,314
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,138 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 880 73% $6,518,289 $7,407
Federal grants 725 60% $3,640,464 $5,021
Pell grants 704 58% $3,073,120 $4,365
Other federal grants 169 14% $567,344 $3,357
State/local government grant or scholarships 279 23% $912,261 $3,270
Institutional grants or scholarships 316 26% $1,965,564 $6,220
Student loan aid 985 82% $6,726,533 $6,829
Federal student loans 979 81% $5,977,414 $6,106
Other student loans 60 5% $749,119 $12,485
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,928 74% $38,382,480 $7,789
Pell grants 3,652 55% $16,283,012 $4,459
Federal student loans 4,966 75% $37,626,958 $7,577


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,978 $9,961 $13,641
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,369 $8,550 $12,405
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,955 $10,783 $14,029
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,567 $13,891 $17,028
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,707 $15,654 $19,491
$110,001 and more $14,987 $15,615 $18,658

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,018
Undergraduate enrollment 6,711
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 537
Graduate enrollment 1,307

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,640 2,504 4,136
Percent admitted 50% 51% 48%
Percent admitted who enrolled 51% 23% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1083 86%
ACT 209 17%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 490
SAT Math 410 490
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 16 19
ACT English 15 20
ACT Math 16 18
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 7180
Basketball 1523
Bowling -6
Football 103-
Softball -19
Tennis 116
Volleyball -16


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1925 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

02/01/1982 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

05/15/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1979 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1974 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations70 9
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 007
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 756
Aggravated assault 222
Burglary 20126
Motor vehicle theft 141
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 121
Aggravated assault 210
Burglary 1374
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate16.6%
Number in default303
Number in repayment1,819

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00208300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-20-
Landscape Architecture-8--
Category total25250-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies-4--
Category total-4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General53---
Environmental Biology---1
Category total53201
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Actuarial Science0---
Business Administration and Management, General7731-6
Construction Management00--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0---
Finance, General17---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management180--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General25---
Operations Management and Supervision-00-
Transportation/Mobility Management020-
Category total1623306
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0---
Category total0---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism0---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other0---
Radio and Television843--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6---
Category total903--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General4---
Information Science/Studies9---
Category total13---
Education Colleges
Community College Education---5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3-2
Elementary Education and Teaching29---
Health Teacher Education11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-1-1
Mathematics Teacher Education-4--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching-3--
Category total5411-8
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General17---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering550--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3---
Engineering, General-16-5
Industrial Engineering15---
Operations Research-0--
Category total9016-5
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General174-2
Category total174-2
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General32---
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management4---
Category total36---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--0-
Public Health, General-804
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6438--
Category total684604
History Colleges
History, General52-2
Category total52-2
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General52--
Category total52--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-1--
Museology/Museum Studies-20-
Category total-30-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total3---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General7---
Physics, General1---
Category total8---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General50---
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology-00-
Category total5000-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work2843-4
Category total2843-4
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General30--
International Relations and Affairs-3--
Political Science and Government, General33---
Category total667--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General19---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6---
Music, General155--
Category total405--
Grand total813206032