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Morgan State University Enrollment Ascends to Historic High, Topping 9,100


(Baltimore, MD) -- Morgan State University is reporting a second straight year of record enrollment.

The historically Black research university in Baltimore saw enrollment grow 7.5 percent during the 2021/22 academic year, surpassing 9,100 students.

“This is truly an unparalleled achievement that our entire University community can fully embrace. A component of the first goal in our strategic plan is to increase enrollment and through the collective work of our dedicated staff, we’ve been able to position Morgan as a choice destination attracting students from throughout the Mid-Atlantic, across the U.S. and around the globe,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. “Back-to-back years of record enrollment is a defining moment, reflective of our robust, highly sought-after academic programs and our accomplished faculty, who are readying our graduates to compete on any stage, anywhere in the world. More than 9,100 promising young minds have chosen to experience the magic of a Morgan education and matriculate at the National Treasure!”

MSU's goal is 10,000 students enrolled by 2030.

“Our admissions and recruitment team has done an amazing job expanding our presence at in-person and virtual recruitment events for the past two admissions cycles (Fall 2021 and Fall 2022) and all the indicators we were seeing, unusually high applications and significantly more admitted students, pointed to the achievement of this record enrollment,” said Kara M. Turner, Ph.D., vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Morgan. “Enhanced visibility for Morgan has been key in elevating the University’s brand, which has delivered literally tens of thousands of prospective students to our doorstep. The University’s decision to make standardized testing optional, streamline the application process and offer increased merit and need-based financial aid has also been attractive to our students.”