Coppin State University

2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

School Details

Coppin State University is a four year, not-for-profit public institution. This school is an University System of Maryland Member Institution and is located in the Northwest section of Baltimore, Maryland. Coppin State is proud of its heritage as an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and aims to provide educational programs as well as community outreach services. The original institution from which Coppin State University grew, opened in 1900 under the name Colored High School. A primary aim of this school was to train and prepare African American elementary school teachers. The teacher training program expanded and broke off from the high school and eventually formed Coppin State University, named after Fanny Jackson Coppin, a slave-born, African-American and pioneer of teacher education.

Part of Coppin State’s mission is to provide “educational access and diverse opportunities for students through excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, thus preparing analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners”. An objective of Coppin State is to build “on a rich legacy of empowering students, promoting community revitalization and strengthening relationships with local, national and global partners”. Coppin State targets graduates of Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public School Systems for enrollment. After studying at Coppin State, these students can then return to their communities as “agents of change” and improvement.

Coppin State University is a fully accredited university that offers 53 majors and nine graduate degree programs. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Coppin State. Many of the programs offered are accredited by specific, specialized agencies. The Teacher Education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and are also approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. In addition, the Nursing programs are accredited by the National League of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, as well as approved by the Board of Nursing. The Social Work and Rehabilitation Counseling Education programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Council of Rehabilitation Counseling Education, respectively.

Coppin State University offers students programs of study through their School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Professional Studies, School of Graduate Studies, School of Business, Honors College, the McNair Program, Institute of Standardized Testing, and their College of Health Professions, which contains both the School of Allied Health and the School of Nursing. The Information Technology department at Coppin State has won the EDUCAUSE Award for Innovation in Network Technology as well as the Education All-Star Award from Network World Magazine for Information Technology.

Prospective students also have the opportunity to enroll in online programs. Currently, Coppin State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree. Students can earn this degree through 100% online course work. In addition, the professors who teach courses related to the online Bachelor of Science in Business Management are Sloan-C certified, which indicates their dedication to the proliferation of the burgeoning practice of online learning.

There are many diverse, extracurricular opportunities for Coppin State University students. Student led organizations include ROTC, fraternities and sororities, dance groups, History Club, Accounting Society, Student Government, Student Volunteer Corps, the Green Coppin Coalition, and many more. Some groups and organizations affiliated with Coppin State University are academically based, which creates more opportunity for discussion, research, and aid for students. Students are also offered the opportunity to study abroad through either a Coppin State University program or an outside organization. Studying abroad is encouraged by Coppin State in order to promote diverse learning experiences for all of its students.

Prospective students wishing to enroll in Coppin State University must submit a completed application for admission, $50.00 application fee, an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, official college transcripts from any previous college experience, and an essay upon request. Some programs have more admissions requirements. Students wishing to enroll in either the undergraduate or graduate Nursing programs as well as students who wish to Student Teach, have additional requirements. The student to faculty ratio at Coppin State University is 14 to 1. The student population is 3,612, 3,127 of those students are undergraduate. A total of 35% of applicants are admitted, out of which 27% of those prospective students enroll. Around 41% of the student population of Coppin State University is “adult age” (25 years old or older). This includes graduate students.

The average in-state tuition and fees for the academic year is $6,298. The out-of-state tuition and fees amount to $10,366 per year. Coppin State University offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to its students. Institution based scholarships include: athletic scholarships, honors, India Continental, Nursing, the Maxie Collier program, Merit awards, private donors, ROTC, RSA, and STEM. Students are also offered work study opportunities as well as PELL grants, SEOG grants, and TEACH grants. Students may also opt to choose to take out student loans. Approximately 95% of students enrolled at Coppin State University receive some kind of financial aid.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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