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IPEDS ID: 140553
OPE ID: 00158200
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Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314
General information:  (404) 681-2800
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,109 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
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
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Men
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty15649
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-4
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$23,792$24,744$25,460$26,0902.5%
Books and supplies$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0884.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,184$12,672$13,180$13,3221.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,184$12,672$13,180$13,3221.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$43,601$45,451$46,290$47,3002.2%
Off Campus$43,601$45,451$46,290$47,3002.2%
Off Campus with Family$31,417$32,779$33,110$31,578-4.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid145594%————
Grant or scholarship aid39983%$5,818,795$14,583
Federal grants25152%$1,260,513$5,022
Pell grants25152%$1,189,118$4,738
Other federal grants4810%$71,395$1,487
State/local government grant or scholarships9620%$236,195$2,460
Institutional grants or scholarships27357%$4,322,087$15,832
Student loan aid38780%$3,233,521$8,355
Federal student loans38780%$2,488,340$6,430
Other student loans459%$745,181$16,560
  • 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 aid11,78682%$30,580,025$17,122
Pell grants1,12052%$5,115,519$4,567
Federal student loans1,70178%$12,690,907$7,461
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$25,632$28,859$31,707
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$24,187$28,302$32,209
$30,001 – $48,000$26,180$29,332$33,233
$48,001 – $75,000$29,853$31,396$35,159
$75,001 – $110,000$27,359$31,471$37,985
$110,001 and more$31,566$34,497$35,270
  • 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, 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 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,109
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment59
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Student Gender:
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 94%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 27%
Out-of-state: 69%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants1,6781,6780
Percent admitted84%84%-
Percent admitted who enrolled38%38%-
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (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 Reading440560
SAT Math440560
SAT Writing483540
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1825
ACT Math1825
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: 83%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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 2006]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 60%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 40%
6-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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:
Black or African American: 53%
Hispanic/Latino: 75%
White: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 53%
Non-resident alien: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies31
Chinese Studies-1
Category total32
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General241
Category total242
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General99-
Organizational Leadership-3
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-0
Category total993
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Sports Communication-4
Category total-4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General140
Category total140
Early Childhood Education and Teaching00
Secondary Education and Teaching-0
Category total00
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2-
Engineering Science4-
Category total6-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General220
Category total220
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature00
German Language and Literature-0
Spanish Language and Literature12
Category total12
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, General-2
Category total-2
History, General31
Category total31
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-0
Category total-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1419
Category total1419
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies51
Category total51
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General120
Category total120
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies40
Category total131
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General130
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-0
Physics, General91
Category total221
Psychology, General250
Category total250
Social Sciences
Economics, General245
Political Science and Government, General250
Urban Studies/Affairs20
Category total666
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General10
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General30
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10
Music, General50
Category total100
Grand total33944
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
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Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 46
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $16,265
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1932 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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(!)6/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations32452
Liquor law violations044
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations31240
Liquor law violations034
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible103
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault313
Motor vehicle theft420
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible103
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
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 Year201220112010
Default rate18.4%24.7%27.5%
Number in default137180198
Number in repayment742726720
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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