Morgan State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,264

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,508

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

7,247 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,747

87.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

37.5%

400 Graduates

About

Morgan State University is a higher education institution located in Baltimore city, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Morgan State University were General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (79 degrees), and Social Work (69 degrees).

In 2017, 1,330 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Morgan State University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (992 degrees), 18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Morgan State University is $5,264, which is $-21,236 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Morgan State University is $5,264, which is $-21,236 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,508.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,264

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Morgan State University was $5,264. The cost of tuition at Morgan State University is $-21,236 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,508

2017 Value

2.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Morgan State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,508. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Morgan State University grew by 2.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,183

Room and Board

$2,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Morgan State University was of $11,183 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Morgan State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 8.86% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

15.8%

2016 Default Rate

346

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Morgan State University was 15.8%, which represents 346 out of the 2188 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Morgan State University received 7,247 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.5% annual growth. Out of those 7,247 applicants, 4,618 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,747 students enrolled at Morgan State University in 2017, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Morgan State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,618

Accepted Out of 7,247

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Morgan State University was 63.7% (4,618 admissions from 7,247 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 18.5%, while admissions grew by 25.2%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

974

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Morgan State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Morgan State University has a total enrollment of 7,747 students. The full-time enrollment at Morgan State University is 6,807 students and the part-time enrollment is 940. This means that 87.9% of students enrolled at Morgan State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Morgan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% Black or African American, 3.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 3.03% White, 1.1% Asian, 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0516% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Morgan State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (44.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (43.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.8%) and White Female (4.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Morgan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,747 students. The full-time enrollment at Morgan State University is 6,807 and the part-time enrollment is 940. This means that 87.9% of students enrolled at Morgan State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Morgan State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Morgan State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    5,864

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    257

  3. Two or More Races

    249

The enrolled student population at Morgan State University is 75.7% Black or African American, 3.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 3.03% White, 1.1% Asian, 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0516% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 100 students (1.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 174 more women than men received degrees from Morgan State University. The majority of degree recipients at Morgan State University are black or african american (992 degrees awarded). There were 18 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Morgan State University is General Business Administration & Management (86 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (79 degrees) and Social Work (69 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Morgan State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), and Human Sciences (70 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Morgan State University are Other managers (432,519 people), Software developers (360,031 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,962 people), Civil engineers (230,823 people), and Social workers, all other (179,451 people).

The most specialized majors at Morgan State University are Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), Communications (102 degrees), and Engineering (151 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Morgan State University are Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), Communications (102 degrees), and Engineering (151 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Morgan State University are Architectural, engineering & related services (522,679 people), Computer Systems Design (466,452 people), Elementary & secondary schools (359,117 people), Construction (313,566 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,259 people).

The most specialized majors at Morgan State University are Architecture and Related Services (66 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (143 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), Communications (102 degrees), and Engineering (151 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Morgan State University.

Most Common

  1. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Morgan State University was General Business Administration & Management with 86 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 578

  2. 752

In 2017, 578 degrees were awarded to men at Morgan State University, which is 0.769 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (752).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Morgan State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Morgan State University in Social Work, which is 6.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Morgan State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Morgan State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    992 degrees awarded

  2. White

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Morgan State University is black or african american (992 degrees awarded). There were 18 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (55 degrees).

0.451% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    606 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    386 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Morgan State University is black or african american female (606 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (386 degrees).

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Operations

Morgan State University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.78M (5.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Morgan State University had a total salary expenditure of $239M. Morgan State University employs 152 Associate professors, 128 Lecturers, and 105 Assistant professors. Most academics at Morgan State University are Male Associate professors (79), Female Associate professors(73), and Male Lecturers (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morgan State University are: Management, with 336 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 238 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.9M

2017 Endowment

11.7%

growth from 2016

Morgan State University has an endowment valued at about $32.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Morgan State University grew 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $254M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $27.9M - Federal

  2. $1.52M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Morgan State University received $27.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.52M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$105M

2017 Salaries

8.98%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Morgan State University paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($239M) and a 8.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.87% decline from 2015 and a 3.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.2M

Instructional Salaries

460

Number of Employees

In 2017, Morgan State University paid a total of $38.2M to 460 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

152 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

336 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Morgan State University were Associate professor with 152 employees; Lecturer with 128 employees; and Lecturer with 105 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Morgan State University were Management with 336 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Morgan State University was Male Associate professor with 79 employees, Female Associate professor with 73 employees, and Male Lecturer with 67 employees.

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