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Morgan State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Morgan State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Morgan State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Morgan State University was awarded 121 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is community college education.

Overall Quality

Morgan State landed the #1,767 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 39 colleges in Maryland, Morgan State is ranked at #31.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Morgan State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Morgan State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Morgan State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 530. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Morgan State University  ( 450 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Morgan State University  ( 460 to 540 )
Morgan State received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Morgan State University  ( 16 to 20 )

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Morgan State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Morgan State University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Morgan State University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Morgan State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Morgan State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Morgan State is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Morgan State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,270 undergraduates at Morgan State with 5,581 being full-time and 689 being part-time.

How Much Does Morgan State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Morgan State is $17,619. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Morgan State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,297 $14,776 $18,991 $21,626 $21,880

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Morgan State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Morgan State, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $7,237 a year. That adds up to $28,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morgan State is 16.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Morgan State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Morgan State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Morgan State University

Morgan State University is a public institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Morgan State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
Phone: 443-885-3333

Morgan State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from Morgan State University. Of these students, 1,102 received undergraduate degrees and 341 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Civil Engineering 97 $60,072
Liberal Arts General Studies 90 NA
Business Administration & Management 87 $43,319
Electrical Engineering 86 $70,536
Social Work 61 $24,808
General Biology 61 $27,461
Teacher Education Subject Specific 53 $33,798
Journalism 49 $26,739
General Architecture 42 $40,821
Finance & Financial Management 41 $43,798

Learn more about the majors offered at Morgan State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Morgan State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 3,998 students took at least one online class at Morgan State University. This is an increase from the 1,954 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,998 371
2018-2019 1,954 223
2017-2018 1,571 211
2016-2017 1,433 183
2015-2016 1,236 181

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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