Morgan State University

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Template:Infobox American Universities Morgan State University, located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, awards Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctorate degrees. Over 6,600 students are enrolled at MSU, which is a historically black college and Maryland's designated public urban university. Though it is a public institution, Morgan is not part of the University System of Maryland, which the school opted out of.

Morgan was founded in 1867 as an Episcopalian seminary named the Centenary Biblical Institute to train young men in ministry. It later broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers. The school was renamed Morgan College in 1890 in honor of the first chairman of its Board of Trustees, who donated land to the college. In 1915 Andrew Carnegie gave the school a grant of $50,000 for the central academic building. Morgan became a public institution in 1939 when the state of Maryland purchased the school to provide more opportunities for its black citizens. It renamed Morgan State University in 1975.

Approximately 6,005 undergraduates and 616 graduate students attend Morgan, about 35% of them are from outside the State of Maryland, including many from foreign countries. The largest sources of its enrollments outside of Maryland are New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Undergraduate full-time annual tuition and fees are $2,859 for in-state and $6,479 for out-of-state students. Per annum expenses including room and board total $6,159 and $9,779 for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively.

Morgan is a member of the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and its athletic teams are known as the Bears.

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