Morgan State University in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

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Morgan State University offers 399-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 65%. The most popular test is SAT - 80% of students submitted it in comparison to 20% of students who submitted ACT. 44.8% are women, and 55.2% are men. 7% percents of international students. Morgan State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Morgan State University is 15926$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13598 and $22980 per year. 33% of full-time Morgan State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Morgan State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Morgan State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,138
$30,001 - $48,000$14,795
$48,001 - $75,000$16,197
$75,001 - $110,000$19,277

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6216

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5366 of Morgan State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 85 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Morgan State University number 11 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Morgan State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Morgan State University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of other national athletic association not listed above
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Morgan State University graduation rate is below the national average.

33% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Morgan State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Morgan State University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 64%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Morgan State University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 2% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Morgan State University full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 70%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Morgan State University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
800 - 970

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 480
Math: 400 - 490
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Morgan State University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 19

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 19
Math: 16 - 19
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Morgan State University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Morgan State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Morgan State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1700 E Cold Spring Ln address in Baltimore, Maryland.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Morgan State University with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Morgan State University offers 399 programs in total: 177 are for Bachelor's degree, 141 - for Master's degree, 51 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 30 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Morgan State University is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 36 distance education programs that are provided in the Morgan State University: 15 are for Master's degree, 12 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Morgan State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5653 students with 169593 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 900 with 21599 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Morgan State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

MSU will always be in my heart. I loved it. BA English '99

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Avoid this UNPROFESSIONAL Institution of "Higher Learning" at all cost! They do not care about their students, they only care about how they look on the outside looking in! For example, brand new library...with no books!They are highly unprofessional, students graduated Spring 2017...but their names was not in the commencement booklets and as of September 2017...they still don't have a new booklet with the names in them!PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD TO A WHITE SCHOOL! Where their education would be cared for in the most prestigious way! The PRESIDENT OF MORGAN IS ALSO A JOKE! STUDENTS FROM THE SPRING 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY NAMES WERE NOT LISTED!!! You know how crazy that is!? I know a persons father who drove 48 hours (because he didn't want to fly)...just to arrive and find out his sons name is not even in the book!ALL JOKES ASIDE AVOID THIS PLACE! DO NOT SEND ANYONE HERE, IF YOU DO, YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEM! IT IS NOT SAFE! PEOPLE GET STABBED AND SHOT ON CAMPUS!I WILL (try to) WRITE A REVIEW EVERYWEEK TILL SOMETHING CHANGES! I DONT CARE IF IT TAKES YEARS...Side note...I only like one thing about Morgan and that is the Frederick Douglass statue!Another Side Note...May 2017 Graduates are still waiting for commencement booklets with their names in them! Dr. Bernie Hollis, Dr. Wilson, And Kweisi Mfume DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS!!! THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT MONEY AND NEW BUILDINGS!! IT IS NOT SUCH THING AS QUALITY EDUCATION AT MORGAN STATE! 10/11/17! Don't Be surprise if you see this story in the news!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love to remember my studies at Morgan State. As one of the few European students, I have had an amazing experience. The business school is AACSB accredited, so a quality education is guaranteed. Most people gave me a warm welcome and made me feel comfortable.....I became a part of the Morgan family

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This institution is so unprofessional! The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. You can never get a straight answer about anything. I wouldn't recommend that a rat run around on this campus! They are supposed to be a prestigious university! Absolutely not! I don't like how unprofessional they've been when dealing with my son, this is not an HBCU that I would ever mention to anyone, the conduct of the staff and the powers that be are shameful, I read the reviews prior to him leaving for this horrible place but I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, I shouldn't have.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am a senior at Morgan State and although I agree that the school can sometimes be disorganized I think the great teachers make up for it. At the end of the day you're responsible for your success not the school. I have made Dean's list for the last two years and I'm happy I chose to attend.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4438853333

Institution is active in current year: 1

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