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IPEDS ID: 163453
OPE ID: 00208300
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Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251-0001
General information:  (443) 885-3333
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,546 (6,252 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty40573
Research and public service341
Total graduate assistants-77
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,50025.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,620$8,750$8,878$9,1262.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,830$10,220$10,370$10,6622.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,197$20,623$20,740$22,2697.4%
Off Campus$21,707$22,393$22,532$24,1057.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,777$12,073$12,062$12,8636.6%
On Campus$29,334$29,829$30,084$31,6835.3%
Off Campus$30,844$31,599$31,876$33,5195.2%
Off Campus with Family$20,914$21,279$21,406$22,2774.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,480
In-state fees$1,350
Out-of-state tuition$12,636
Out-of-state fees$1,350
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid196795%————
Grant or scholarship aid78978%$5,744,353$7,281
Federal grants62962%$3,169,706$5,039
Pell grants60660%$2,622,857$4,328
Other federal grants15615%$546,849$3,505
State/local government grant or scholarships24524%$845,297$3,450
Institutional grants or scholarships34534%$1,729,350$5,013
Student loan aid81380%$6,318,426$7,772
Federal student loans80579%$5,429,128$6,744
Other student loans757%$889,298$11,857
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,38682%$38,097,095$7,073
Pell grants4,05562%$16,697,614$4,118
Federal student loans5,34281%$41,491,991$7,767
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$13,641$13,006$13,311
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$12,405$11,665$11,741
$30,001 – $48,000$14,029$13,965$13,758
$48,001 – $75,000$17,028$16,968$16,050
$75,001 – $110,000$19,491$17,947$18,091
$110,001 and more$18,658$18,288$17,739
  • 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.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment7,546
Undergraduate enrollment6,252
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment441
Graduate enrollment1,294
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 84%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 2%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 71%
Out-of-state: 27%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants4,8011,7773,024
Percent admitted58%59%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%37%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading410490
SAT Math410490
SAT Writing390480
ACT Composite1619
ACT English1419
ACT Math1620
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 72%
Part-time students: 55%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 34%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 28%
8-year: 33%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 11%
6-year: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 26%
Female: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 32%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
White: 30%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-9-0
Landscape Architecture-7--
Category total3129-0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-3--
Category total-3--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General57---
Category total571-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science2---
Business Administration and Management, General103211-
Construction Management70--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0---
Finance, General23---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management180--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General27---
Operations Management and Supervision-8-0
Transportation/Mobility Management54-0
Category total2243310
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2---
Category total2---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism29---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other35---
Radio and Television297--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5---
Category total1127--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5---
Information Science/Studies14---
Category total19---
Community College Education--3d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-54-
Elementary Education and Teaching18---
Health Teacher Education11---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-84-
Mathematics Teacher Education-20-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching16---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-11-
Secondary Education and Teaching-6--
Category total452212d-
Civil Engineering, General29---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering58d0--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2---
Engineering, General-194-
Industrial Engineering13---
Operations Research-0--
Category total102d194-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1512-
Category total1512-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General52---
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management6---
Category total58---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist12---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---0
Public Health, General-1270
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse8246--
Category total945870
History, General1933-
Category total1933-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General30--
Category total30--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-0--
Museology/Museum Studies-3-0
Category total-3-0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total4---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7---
Physics, General2---
Category total9---
Psychology, General45---
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology-010
Category total45010
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work27803-
Category total27803-
Social Sciences
Economics, General51--
International Relations and Affairs-1--
Political Science and Government, General36---
Category total817--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General7---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Music, General171--
Category total291--
Grand total976267330
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined7067
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics2/1/1982 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/22/2014 - 10/23/2014Terminated
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health5/15/2004 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1979 -  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 schools1/1/1974 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations094
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations073
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault224
Motor vehicle theft410
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault103
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate23.0%24.3%16.6%
Number in default441471303
Number in repayment1,9151,9381,819
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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