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Coppin State University is a four-year, not-for-profit public institution. This school is a member of the University System of Maryland and is located in 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.
Coppin State University is a fully accredited university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 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. Prospective students also have the opportunity to enroll in online programs. Students can earn a degree through 100% online course work.
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