Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD 21251
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Morgan State University is one of the fourteen public 4-year colleges in Maryland. The campus is located in an urban area, in Baltimore.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,747 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,204 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 903 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Morgan State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,264, and fees were $2,502. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,330 and $2,502 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students7,747
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 5
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 51%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1060
ACT16 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$320/credit
In State Students$320/credit
Out of State Students$684/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$490/credit
In State Students$490/credit
Out of State Students$890/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,400 $14,400 $30,780
ADN 70 $22,400 $22,400 $47,880
BSN 125 $40,000 $40,000 $85,500
FNP 50 $24,500 $24,500 $44,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of Morgan State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,663
Other Federal Grant 16% $2,104
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $3,206
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 47% $5,377
Federal Student Loans 66% $5,931
Private Loans 5% $12,998


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,099
$30,001 to $48,000$14,885
$48,001 to $75,000$16,855
$75,001 to $110,000$20,608
Over $110,000$20,670

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

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