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Want the scoop on Morgan State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Morgan State offers, how the school ranks, 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?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Morgan State University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Morgan State as #1,282 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Maryland, Morgan State is ranked at #22.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Morgan State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Morgan State University is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 81% 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 440 and 520. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Morgan State University  ( 440 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Morgan State University  ( 460 to 540 )
Morgan State received ACT scores from 10% 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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 75% 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  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 10% for first-time, full-time students at Morgan State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  10 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Morgan State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,440 undergraduates at Morgan State with 5,825 being full-time and 615 being part-time.

Morgan State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Morgan State is 60.12 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.12 out of 100
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How Much Does Morgan State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Morgan State is $16,991. 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 +
$14,122 $15,369 $18,402 $20,554 $21,853

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 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,089 a year. That adds up to $28,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Morgan State is 15.8%. 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?

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 $40,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Morgan State University

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan State University is a public institution. Baltimore is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Morgan State University

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, 1,091 received undergraduate degrees and 319 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 102 $37,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 86 NA
Civil Engineering 83 $55,600
Social Work 64 $28,500
General Psychology 60 $28,700
Electrical Engineering 59 $57,000
Teacher Education Subject Specific 57 $30,600
General Biology 53 $25,100
Information Science 42 NA
Journalism 42 $27,800

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 2017-2018, 1,571 students took at least one online class at Morgan State University. This is an increase from the 1,433 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,571 211
2016-2017 1,433 183
2015-2016 1,236 181
2014-2015 945 138
2013-2014 625 22

Learn more about online learning at Morgan State University.

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