Morehouse College: Statistics

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#2261 of 14,131 In the World
#664 of 2,597 In North America
#609 of 2,496 In the United States
#15 of 63 In Georgia
#7 of 13 In Atlanta
#2033 of 2,495 For Political Science

Quick Review

Gender
All male
Acceptance rate
77%
Avg. cost to attend
$30,839 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
2,152
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
morehouse.edu

Morehouse College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 77% 77%
Applicants 3,258 3,258
Admissions 2,511 2,511
Freshmen enrolled full time 523 523
Freshmen enrolled part time 13 13

2,152 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1591 (74%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 492 (23%)
Two or more races 42 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 14 (0.7%)
Hispanic 6 (0.3%)
White 4 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)
Asian 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,839/year
Average aid awarded
$17,948
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $30,053
$30-48K $33,967
$48-75K $35,655
$75-110K $36,086
$110K+ $39,751

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $27,038
Tuition in-state $27,038
Tuition out-of-state $27,038
Fee in-district $2,430
Fee in-state $2,430
Fee out-of-state $2,430

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,544
Combined charge for room and board $14,272
Room charge $10,194
Meal charge $4,078

Morehouse College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General 106
Sociology, General 34
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 30
Psychology, General 27
English Language and Literature, General 25
Economics, General 22
Political Science and Government, General 21
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 19
Computer and Information Sciences, General 14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 11
Music, General 9
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 8
International & Globalization Studies 8
Chemistry, General 8
Philosophy 8
Physics, General 6
Communication, General 6
Mathematics, General 6
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 4
History, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Chinese Studies 3
Urban Studies & Affairs 3
Religion & Religious Studies 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Engineering Science 1
Grand Total 388
Total Men
Graduation rate 56% 56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

Publications
682
Citations
9,118

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
234 / 1,485
Medicine
122 / 3,481
Psychology
93 / 1,408
Economics
79 / 404
Biology
73 / 1,092
Physics
71 / 1,791
Business
67 / 467
Political Science
63 / 177
Demography
55 / 477
Chemistry
53 / 1,435
Computer Science
49 / 352
Sociology
46 / 135
Mathematics
42 / 508
Engineering
42 / 897
Art & Design
37 / 206
Social Psychology
32 / 458
Development Studies
31 / 143
Environmental Science
29 / 426
Health Science
28 / 1,589
Atomic and Molecular physics
26 / 369
Education Majors
23 / 312
Math Teachers
22 / 330
Materials Science
22 / 769
Communications and Public Relations
20 / 226
Political Economy
19 / 70
Gender Studies
17 / 74
Biochemistry
15 / 427
Finance
14 / 169
Geography and Cartography
14 / 64
Ecology
13 / 352
Clinical Psychology
13 / 235
Child Psychology
13 / 338
Law
12 / 75
Molecular Biology
12 / 182
Multimedia
12 / 89
Optical Engineering
12 / 58
Philosophy
11 / 3
Criminology and Criminal Justice
11 / 56
Public Health
10 / 117
Oncology and Cancer research
10 / 86

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 60
1992 7 42
1993 4 36
1994 9 57
1995 8 52
1996 17 57
1997 9 44
1998 15 71
1999 16 77
2000 13 111
2001 12 108
2002 9 97
2003 18 130
2004 18 154
2005 8 156
2006 12 221
2007 20 246
2008 28 292
2009 35 401
2010 25 414
2011 30 583
2012 34 575
2013 46 659
2014 43 614
2015 41 627
2016 41 690
2017 40 623
2018 30 759
2019 38 1035
2020 45 1214
2021 35 1373

Morehouse College alumni

  1. Martin Luther King Jr

    Martin Luther King Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-1968 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in Morehouse College
    1944-1948 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in sociology
    Occupations
    civil rights advocatetheologianpreacherChristian ministerwriter
    Biography

    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. An African American church leader and the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi, he led targeted, nonviolent resistance against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination.

  2. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    film actoractorfilm producervoice actorcharacter actor
    Biography

    Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances and voice roles).

  3. John David Washington

    John David Washington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    film actoractorAmerican football playertelevision actor
    Biography

    John David Washington is an American actor, producer, and former professional football player. He played college football at Morehouse College and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Professionally, Washington spent four years as the running back for the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.

  4. Spike Lee

    Spike Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    film directoractorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986). He has since written and directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992), Crooklyn (1994), Clockers (1995), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Chi-Raq (2015), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Da 5 Bloods (2020). Lee also acted in ten of his films.

General info

Alternative names MC
Founded 1867
Motto Your first step is to define yourself. Your destiny is to redefine the world.
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 407
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30314
United States
City population 486,000
Phone 4706390999
Fax +1 (404) 659 2650

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