Coppin State College Details
2500 West North Avenue
A Place to Build a Future
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Coppin State is located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland
(population approximately 764,000). Baltimore provides a variety of
cultural and social activities, including the world renowned Morris A.
Mechanic and Lyric Theaters, The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Hubie Blake
National Museum and Cultural Center, and Baltimore Harbor Place.
Major-league baseball can be enjoyed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
(stadium), just twenty minutes from campus by subway. The campus is within
an hour of the nationís capital, Washington, D.C., and Howard University.
Transportation is available by rail, bus, and air.
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Coppin State College (CSC) is a four-year, comprehensive, state-supported,
coed, liberal arts university. Coppinís history began in 1900 at Frederick
Douglass High School, which was designated by the Baltimore City School
Board as a one-year teacher preparatory course for black elementary school
teachers. In 1902, the program expanded to a two-year Normal Department
within the high school. By 1909, the program was separated
administratively from the high school and given its own principal.
In 1926, the teacher program was renamed Fannie Jackson Coppin Normal
School in honor of the renowned educator. Several significant changes had
taken place by 1938. The curriculum was lengthened to four years;
authority was given to grant the bachelor of science degree; and the
schoolís name was changed to Coppin Teacherís College. Coppin struggled
for survival for the next twelve years before becoming part of the
Maryland higher education system under the State Department of Education.
The Collegeís name then changed to Coppin State Teachers College.
Coppin moved to its present location in 1952. In 1963, the Board of
Trustees ruled that the Collegeís degree-granting authority should no
longer be limited to teacher education. The Collegeís name was officially
changed to Coppin State College and it conferred its first bachelor of
arts degree in 1967. In 1988, Coppin State became part of the newly formed
University of Maryland System, giving its students access to the libraries
and research facilities of fourteen affiliated campuses.
Coppin Stateís mission is to provide high-quality higher education in the
arts and sciences, as well as in professional and preprofessional
programs. Its focus is on solving the problems, needs, and aspirations of
the people of Baltimoreís central city.
Coppin State College is accredited by the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science,
and masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $2508 (in-state); $7480 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $3481 (room); $2008 (board)
Special fees: $867
Estimated total cost: $9564 (in-state); $14,536 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Army ROTC: Offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition,
fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend of $100.
March 1 (fall priority); October 15
March 15 (fall priority); July 15 (fall);
December 15 (spring).
raduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent) with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and completion of the
following Carnegie units: 4 English, 3 mathematics (algebra I, II, and
geometry), 2 science (laboratory-based), 3 social science, 2 foreign
language, and 7 electives. Students must submit an official transcript. A
$25 application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: March 15 (fall priority); July 15 (fall);
December 15 (spring).
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Coppin State College, 2500 West
North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216; Telephone: 410-951-3600;
A minimum of 120 credit hours and completion of
core requirements, including 6 hours of English; 3 hours of mathematics; 4
hours of science; 6 hours of social sciences; and one computer course for
management, science, or math majors. Students must pass English
proficiency exam and take a Standardized Exit Examination, which includes
the National Teachers Examination, Graduate Record Examinations, Graduate
Management Admission Test, Law School Admission Test, or the comprehensive
nursing examination; the last 30 hours must be in residence at Coppin
State; all graduates must attend commencement.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 3,643
Other regions: 10 states, 6 international
Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 710/2,090
Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 267/576
Graduate students (men/women): 142/365
Campus Regulations: Entering students must take a one-semester orientation
course; class attendance is compulsory; graduating students must attend
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling,
career counseling and placement, late-night escort services, remediation,
support for students with disabilities, and off-campus housing.
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater,
chorale, and dance. Students may get involved in the Coppin Courier
(student-run newspaper) or the Coppin Eagle (yearbook). Communication
majors or volunteers may work in the student-run radio station or the
campus television station.
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association
(SGA) or the more than twenty-five subject clubs or interest groups, which
include Coppin Dancers, Coppin Players, Coppin State College Gospel Choir,
Inspirational Club, International Studies Club-International Students
Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Greek
sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho,
and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi,
Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. One local sorority ../includes Iota Phi
Lambda. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Pi Gamma
Mu Social Sciences Honor Society.
Housing Availability: The first on-campus housing opened in 1993, making
300 housing spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. Students
must submit an application and a $150 security deposit by July 31 for fall
and by December 31 for spring.
Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility; services for the visually
and hearing impaired student include readers, note-takers, interpreters,
and other special aids if requested six weeks prior to the beginning of
Number of faculty members: 168
Student-teacher ratio: 22:1
Full-time faculty members: 132
Part-time faculty members: 36
Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 60%
Coppin State College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), Division I, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic
Intercollegiate sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, tennis,
track and field (indoor/outdoor), and wrestling; womenís basketball,
bowling, cross-country, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor), and
Intramural sports: basketball, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Coppin State College, Baltimore,
Maryland 21216; Telephone: 410-951-3727 or 3725; 410-669-6154 (fax).
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Two summer sessions.
Bachelor of Arts: Alcohol and Abuse Counseling, Broadcast Production and
Technology, Communication Media and Management, Criminal Justice, English,
English Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology,
Sociology, Social Work, Writing for Media
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Business
Administration/Commerce/Management, Chemistry, Chemistry/Engineering (dual
degree), Computer Science, Dentistry (dual degree), Early Childhood
Education, Economics and Finance, Elementary Education, Management
Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education,
Mathematics/Engineering (dual degree), Natural Sciences, Nursing,
Operations Management, Pharmacy (cooperative), Physical Education,
Pre-Physical Therapy, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Work,
Masterís Degrees: Adult and Continuing Education, Criminal Justice,
Curriculum and Instruction, Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling,