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#1508 of 14,131 In the World
#416 of 2,597 In North America
#372 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 34 In Maryland
#5 of 13 In Baltimore
#149 of 1,028 For Information Technology
Top50% For 66 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
87%
Average SAT
970
Average ACT
18
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
7,034
Graduates
1,435
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
morgan.edu

Morgan State University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Morgan State University has an acceptance rate of 87% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 87% 83% 89%
Applicants 15,564 5,275 10,289
Admissions 13,557 4,399 9,158
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,288 853 1,435
Freshmen enrolled part time 38 14 24

4,262 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

582 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
260 or 11%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 850
or below

75% of them
had 1090
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Morgan State University are 850-1090 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
29 or 1%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 20
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Morgan State University are 16-20 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 5475 (65%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1388 (16%)
Nonresident Alien 822 (10%)
Hispanic 345 (4%)
Two or more races 206 (2%)
White 181 (2%)
Asian 39 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$8,376
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,477$8,190
Tuition in-state $5,477$8,190
Tuition out-of-state $15,948$16,092
Fee in-district $2,531$1,467
Fee in-state $2,531$1,467
Fee out-of-state $2,531$1,467

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 3,578
Combined charge for room and board $11,894
Room charge $6,696
Meal charge $5,198

Morgan State University majors

Morgan State University has granted 1,138 bachelor's degrees across 44 programs, 264 master's across 26 programs, and 71 doctorate degrees across 14 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Morgan State University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Social Work 56 80 4
Business Administration and Management, General 83 26 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 92
Psychology, General 71
Civil Engineering, General 70
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 64
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 57
Computer and Information Sciences, General 44
Elementary Education and Teaching 42
Engineering, General 31 11
Broadcast Journalism 37
Construction Management, General 27 10
Sociology, General 31 6
Information Science & Studies 32
Accounting 25 6
Architecture 30
Finance, General 30
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 30
Journalism 24 4
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 27
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 23 3
Public Health, General 15 10
Music, General 18 6
Industrial Engineering 23
Community College Administration 1 20
Public Health Education and Promotion 21
Public Relations & Image Management 21
Political Science and Government, General 18
Transportation and Highway Engineering 12 4 2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 17
Art & Art Studies, General 15
English Language and Literature, General 10 4
Mathematics, General 5 8
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 12
Hotel & Motel Administration & Management 12
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 11
Biological and Physical Sciences 10
Operations Management and Supervision 10
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 9
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 6 3
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 9
Actuarial Science 7
History, General 6 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Bioinformatics 5
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 4
Chemistry, General 4
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 4
Computational Mathematics 4
Economics, General 4
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 4
Interior Design 4
Museology & Museum Studies 4
African-American & Black Studies 3
Environmental Biology 3
Environmental Studies 3
Philosophy 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Physics, General 1
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology 1
Grand Total 1,138 264 71

Morgan State University has a graduation rate of 44%, which is among the 31% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 44% 40% 47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Morgan State University has published 4,916 scientific papers with 71,401 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Political Science, Law, Medicine, and Chemistry.

Publications
4,916
Citations
71,401

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,838 / 37,532
Environmental Science
2,194 / 35,835
Engineering
2,186 / 33,803
Biology
1,921 / 30,699
Computer Science
1,915 / 31,814
Physics
1,906 / 32,145
Political Science
1,831 / 23,784
Law
1,696 / 23,077
Medicine
1,622 / 26,007
Chemistry
1,611 / 30,820
Sociology
1,501 / 19,964
Geography and Cartography
1,474 / 25,552
Psychology
1,314 / 18,719
Mathematics
1,309 / 23,531
Quantum and Particle physics
1,296 / 21,355
Geology
1,282 / 25,945
Business
1,214 / 17,014
Philosophy
1,191 / 15,415
Economics
1,036 / 12,087
History
928 / 9,825
Statistics
893 / 19,912
Ecology
820 / 18,142
Organic Chemistry
799 / 19,128
Genetics
763 / 13,877
Biochemistry
732 / 12,828
Materials Science
659 / 8,650
Archaeology
658 / 8,153
Pathology
651 / 14,451
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
646 / 8,687
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
612 / 16,131
Optical Engineering
588 / 14,045
Management
568 / 11,488
Social Psychology
558 / 8,574
Development Studies
553 / 6,230
Paleontology
538 / 8,646
Linguistics
525 / 5,991
Public Health
518 / 10,727
Art & Design
501 / 4,179
Machine Learning
487 / 10,675
Demography
442 / 9,772

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 12 41
1991 14 46
1992 12 42
1993 14 45
1994 22 45
1995 29 65
1996 27 71
1997 37 89
1998 39 104
1999 24 122
2000 40 137
2001 67 177
2002 58 294
2003 83 376
2004 88 442
2005 94 518
2006 101 723
2007 131 887
2008 99 1039
2009 116 1240
2010 135 1470
2011 164 1880
2012 194 2178
2013 231 2517
2014 211 3063
2015 229 3307
2016 238 3450
2017 262 3952
2018 280 4500
2019 317 6244
2020 380 7575
2021 349 10219
2022 419 9830
Academic rankings

Morgan State University alumni

  1. Mo'Nique

    Mo'Nique
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actortelevision produceractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Monique Angela Hicks, known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

  2. Omos

    Omos
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1994-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    basketball playerprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Tolulope "Jordan" Omogbehin is a Nigerian-American professional wrestler and former college basketball player. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Omos and is the tallest wrestler on WWE's active roster.. He is managed by MVP and they currently appear on WWE's Raw brand, but beginning May 8, 2023, he and MVP will become "free agents", allowing them to appear on both Raw and SmackDown.

  3. Kweisi Mfume

    Kweisi Mfume
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Morgan State University
    In 1976 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    program directorpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Kweisi Mfume is an American politician who is the U.S. representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, first serving from 1987 to 1996 and again since 2020. A member of the Democratic Party, Mfume first left his seat to become the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a position he held from 1996 to 2004. In 2006, he ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, narrowly losing the Democratic primary to the eventual winner, Ben Cardin. Mfume returned to his former House seat in 2020 after it was left vacant by the death of Elijah Cummings.

  4. April Ryan

    April Ryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writerpolitical journalist
    Biography

    April Danielle Ryan is an American reporter, author, and White House Correspondent for The Grio. From January 1997 to November 2020 Ryan served as a White House correspondent and Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. In 2017, she joined CNN as a political analyst. In May 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan as the "Journalist of the Year".

All 51 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names MSU
Founded 1867
Motto A Promise to Keep, a Legacy to Remember
Colors blue, orange
Academic calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 1,612
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland, 21251-0001
United States
City population 586,000
Phone 4438853333

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