Coppin State University is a historically black college located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is part of the University System of Maryland. It’s nickname is the Eagles and the University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and NCAA’s Division I. Their colors are Old Gold and Reflex Blue and their motto is Nurturing Potential…Transforming Lives.
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2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698
Phone: (410) 951-3000
Type: 4-year, Public
Campus housing: Yes
Student population: 3,800 (3,298 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 15 to 1
- Coppin was founded in 1900 at what was then called Colored High School (later named Douglass High School) on Pennsylvania Avenue by the Baltimore City School Board who initiated a one-year training course for the preparation of African-American elementary school teachers.
- By 1902, the training program was expanded to a two-year Normal Department within the high school, and seven years later it was separated from the high school and given its own principal.
- In 1926, this facility for teacher training was named Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of the outstanding African-American woman who was a pioneer in teacher education.
- By 1938 the curriculum of the normal school was lengthened to four years, authority was given for the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree, and the name of the Normal School was changed to Coppin Teachers College.
- In 1950, Coppin became part of the higher education system of Maryland under the State Department of Education, and renamed Coppin State Teachers College.
- Two years later Coppin moved to its present 38-acre site on West North Avenue.
- In 1963, Coppin was officially renamed Coppin State College, and in 1967 the first Bachelor of Arts degree was conferred.
- In 1988, the College became part of the newly organized University of Maryland System (now the University System of Maryland.)
- Coppin, which was officially renamed Coppin State University on April 13, 2004, is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Coppin’s tree-lined 52-acre campus in West Baltimore is one of the city’s most impressive settings for learning. It is very much an urban campus and is easily accessible by public transportation, 15 minutes from the Inner Harbor and within 20 minutes by car from most parts of the city. Yet with its lovely shaded walks and fountains, Coppin has the atmosphere of a serene residential college. Most buildings on campus are new, modern and comfortable.
- Enrollment: 4,189 students.
- Student Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
- Student Organizations: More than 30
- Student Composition: 76% female, 24% male
- Top 5 Undergraduate Majors: Nursing, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Psychology, and Management Science
- Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Master of Science.
- Alternative Education: Coppin State offers non-traditional programs for non-traditional applicants. Options include web-based instruction, distance education, evening classes, summer school, off-campus programs and summer enrichment and certificate and training programs.
- We not only have superb Nursing and Teacher Education Programs, but we also offer a wide array of majors and minors within our diverse departments such as History, Urban Arts Production, Management Science and Criminal Justice.
- These opportunities are not limited to our traditional full-time students. Alternative arrangements are made for our non-traditional students, who wish to pursue various levels of higher education at times convenient to their schedules.
- Coppin students get valuable on-the-job training with national and local companies and agencies through the University’s Cooperative Education and Internship Programs.
- Internships are offered in several majors and provide students with practical experience in the career they plan to enter.
- The Cooperative Education Program provides students with actual work experience for one or more semesters, interspersed with the regular University program of study.
- Computer Resources: All classrooms are connected to the campus network and to the Internet. Several classrooms have computers at every seat. Coppin State’s “smart” classrooms support multi-media instruction. The university’s residence halls provide network connections for every resident.
- Specialized Accreditations: NCATE, NLNAC, CSWE, CORE, MSA, & CRE
- Financial Aid: More than 80 percent of Coppin State’s students receive merit-based or need-based aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.
- Activities: Students participate in music, theater and dance groups; academic, professional and honor societies; varsity and intramural sports; service projects; fraternities and sororities; student government; and campus newspaper.
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