Morgan State University

Morgan State University is a public, historically black comprehensive research institution. It was established in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute with the purpose of training men for ministry. In 1890 it was renamed after the first chairman of the schools board of trustees, Rev. Lyttleton Morgan.  Through its academic schools and colleges, Morgan State offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in numerous courses of study. Popular majors at Morgan State include Business Management, Engineering, Communication and Journalism. There is never a dull moment on campus. Beyond the classroom, Morgan State offers numerous student activities from being a member of the MSU student newspaper to stomping the yard with one of the historically black sororities and fraternities. For over 140 years, Morgan State University has continued its tradition of educating and preparing its students to be prominent members in their field and society.

Location: Baltimore, MD

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research, HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,506 

     • Out-of-State: $8,178

Size: 8,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 87%

Percentage of Men: 43%

Percentage of Women: 57%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Liberal Arts; Architecture and Planning; Business and Management; Community Health and Policy; Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences; Education and Urban Studies; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Social Work

Housing: On-campus housing provided. Off-campus housing information is provided to those students in apartments near the campus.


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Iota Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Psi

     • Others: Caribbean Student Organization, Muslim Student Organization, National Association of Black Journalists, National Society of Black Engineers, Student Government Association, Strong Men Overcoming Obstacles Through Hard-Work

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Joe Clair, David E.Talbert

City Life: Big city, museums, art galleries, fishing, ghost tours, dining, shopping, shows and concerts, Harbor Pass, cruises, LGBT-friendly (Mount Vernon neighborhood has numerous LGBT-owned businesses and organizations, HonFest and Miss Gay Maryland Pageant), professional sports: NFL (Baltimore Ravens), MLB (Baltimore Orioles)