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Morgan State University Data & Information Overview

104 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
74% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Morgan State University Ranked?

#1,380 Best Colleges in Nation
#29 Best Colleges in MD
Trasportation Engineering Highest Ranked Major

2023 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 104 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is trasportation engineering.

Overall Quality

Morgan State landed the #1,380 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Morgan State held the #1,767 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Morgan State also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.

See all of the rankings for Morgan State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Morgan State?

74% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores

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

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
75% Full Time Teachers

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 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Morgan State University

74% Freshmen Retention
13% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Morgan State University.

Morgan State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,581 Full-Time Undergraduates
91.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.5% Percent Women

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?

$17,351 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
$28,948 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Morgan State is $17,351. 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 +
$13,266 $14,829 $18,305 $21,034 $21,767

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 12.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Morgan State Graduates Make?

$43,075 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Morgan State make about $43,075 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Morgan State University make the most money.

Location of Morgan State University

Maryland State
5,581 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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

71 Majors With Completions
1,138 Undergraduate Degrees
335 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from Morgan State University. Of these students, 1,138 received undergraduate degrees and 335 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
Business Administration & Management 92 $41,118
Liberal Arts General Studies 92 $43,195
Civil Engineering 82 $53,157
General Psychology 71 $31,064
Electrical Engineering 64 $71,597
Journalism 61 $27,105
General Biology 57 $24,942
Social Work 56 $28,414
Computer Information Systems 44 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 $47,492

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

52% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

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

Learn more about online learning at Morgan State University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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