Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1900
  • Enrollment: 2,006
  • Mascot: Eagles
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Motto: Nurturing Potential...Transforming Lives
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Coppin State University, located in the vibrant city of Baltimore, Maryland, has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1900. Originally established as the Colored High and Training School, it was one of the first African American institutions dedicated to teacher education. In 1926, it became Coppin Teachers College, named after Fanny Jackson Coppin, a pioneering African American educator. This transformation marked a significant milestone in the university's commitment to providing quality education and professional training. Today, Coppin State University has grown to enroll approximately 2,006 students, offering a wide range of academic programs, including certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees, as well as Postbaccalaureate and Post-master's certificates.

The university's motto, "Nurturing Potential...Transforming Lives," reflects its dedication to student development and educational excellence. Coppin State University is particularly known for its strong programs in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Business, and Psychology. The urban campus setting provides students with a dynamic and diverse learning environment, and the university offers campus housing to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. The university's spirit is further exemplified by its mascot, the Eagles, and its colors, blue and gold. In athletics, Coppin State University competes in NCAA Division I as part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), with its athletic teams known as the Eagles. Coppin State University continues to be a significant educational and cultural institution in Baltimore, dedicated to empowering students and transforming lives through education.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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  • Financial Aid: (410) 951-3636
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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Psychology

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NCAA Division I - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

Team Name: Eagles

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball 
  • Baseball (Northeast Conference)
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis

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