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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connection to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


  Morgan State Tower    Morgan State Mascot

Morgan State University was founded as the Centenary Biblical Institute. It was chartered on January 3, 1867. The first class of students of 20 were taught by Reverend James H. Brown and Reverend William Harden. The institute was created at the Baltimore Conference by the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 1875, the Institute admitted woman and began training men and women to become teachers. In 1890 the school changed it's name to Morgan College. In honor of Reverend Lyttleton F. Morgan who became the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1886 to 1896. He also donated the land to the original campus. In 1895, the college awarded its first baccalaureate degree to George F. McMechen who also graduated from Yale's Law school. McMechen became one Morgan's staunches financial supporters. The Business School is named after him. In 1915, Andrew Carnegie donated $50,000 to Morgan College and the terms of the grant were to pay off all outstanding bills, to purchase a new site for the college and to build a Academia Building and to name it after him. After the conditions were met, Morgan College decided to move to Northeast Baltimore near the Lauraville area. This all while community was incensed that the Ivy Mill Property was being sold to a Negro College. The Lauraville community file suit to stop the sale of the property. The suit went against the Lauraville community. Then they filed an appeal to the Circuit Court but they ruled in favor of the sale and up held the lower courts decision. Morgan State began construction and Carnegie Hall is the oldest building on Morgan State campus.
Morgan State was Private Institution but was receiving state funds since 1919. In 1939, the state of Maryland bought Morgan College and placed it in it's university system. The state recognizes that it had to have a college system for blacks. Most blacks were disagreeable to it being a state college that the state was buying Morgan College because it wanted to keep blacks out of white schools. The case of Donald Murray who was denied admission into the University of Maryland Law school in 1935. Murray sued the the University of Maryland and won his case. In the 1960's the college broaden its academia to more of a liberal arts school. In 1975 it broaden it scope bring in Doctoral degrees and petition the state senate to become a university. In 1975, the school changed its name from Morgan College to Morgan State University. The State letting Morgan College become a University allowed it to have its own governing board. Thus making it a state institution but no under the the authority of the states's University System. Morgan State University has the best of both worlds being a public institution but not govern by the state. Morgan today has close to 7500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus is modern and beautiful. Morgan State University offers from Computer Science classes to Literature. Morgan State is a Division I school and has most sports for a Division I University. Baltimore which is close to the State Capitol Annapolis and less than a hour away from the Nations Capitol, Washington, DC. Morgan State University should be on your list of colleges to visit for a campus tour.

Morgan State University the "Gateway to Opportunity, Stairway to Excellence".

Academia Colleges and Schools:                                                                                     Athletics
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                   Men Sports           Women Sports
School of Architecture and Planning                                                              Basketball              Basketball
School of Business and Management                                                              Tennis                    Tennis
School of Community of Health and Policy                                                    Track and Field     Track and Field
School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences                               Football                 Volleyball
School of Education and Urban Studies                                                         Cross Country        Cross Country
School of Engineering                                                                                                                  Softball
School of Graduate Studies                                                                                                          Bowling
School of Social Work


Link below is the Home page of Morgan State University:
Home Page

Morgan State University Admissions Page:

Morgan State University Address and Telephone #:
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore MD 21251

Morgan State University Admission Address:
Office of Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
(800) 332-6674
(443) 885-8500

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