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Coppin State University Quick Facts

Founded in 1900, Coppin State University (CSU) is a comprehensive Historically Black Institution (HBI) originally founded for teacher education. Named in honor of Fanny Jackson Coppin, an outstanding African American educator, Coppin has reaffirmed its dedication to excellence in teaching and student success.

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The University offers a multigenerational learning environment, nationally recognized for community engagement. Serving Baltimore residents as well as students from around the world, Coppin State proudly produces analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners. An historically black institution founded in 1900, Coppin offers 33 undergraduate and 13 graduate degrees, along with 13 certificate programs and one doctorate degree.

Coppin prepares its students to be competitive in regional and global markets through its commitment to quality programs in teacher education, criminal justice, business, social and behavioral sciences, information technology, nursing, allied health, health information management, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), fine and performing arts, and liberal arts. The University's state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center (STC) houses STEM programs, and provides facilities for research through a technology-based learning environment anchored in West Baltimore. Coppin's partnerships generate graduates who make lasting impact on Baltimore communities and regions beyond. The University manages Coppin Academy High School, a chartered public school in Baltimore City.


Coppin State participates in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Men's varsity teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis. and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, bowling, cross country, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball.


Coppin State University is nationally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The institution also ranks as a Carnegie Master's Comprehensive (MA-I) institution. The University's programs reflect excellence in discipline-specific accreditations from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) the Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Additionally, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits the College of Business.

Student Body

Graduate: 256 (12%)
Undergraduate: 1,845 (88%)
Full-time: 1,418 (67%)
Part-time: 683 (33%)
Male: 486 (23%)
Female: 1,615 (77%)
Living on campus: 368 (COVID-19 restrictions)
Average SAT: 924 (math & verbal)
Median Student Age: 23
Mean Student Age: 28
Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Fall 2020 Pell Recipients: UGRD 1,167 (59%), *FTFT 67%
Fall 2020 UGRD Aid Recipients: 1,881 (89%) - (89% merit/need based)
Fall 2020 % 1st Generation: 61.24% (undergraduate students who received Financial Aid)

*FTFT - First-time, full-time cohort
UGRD – Undergraduate

Faculty and Staff Race/Ethnicity, Fall 2019

  • Black/AA - 485
  • American Indian or Alaskan - 2
  • Asian - 29
  • Hispanic - 8
  • White - 56
  • Foreign - Non-resident - 18
  • Multi-Race - 4

Success Rates

Retention (1st to 2nd year): 57%
Graduation (within 6th year): 26%

Pass Rates

  • PRAXIS II Pass Rate: 100%
  • NCLEX Pass Rate: 84.62%

Extramural Funding

Federal $5,597,728.64
State $779,799.21
Corporate $362,577.00
Foundations $1,510,633.00
Other $205,223.00
TOTAL $8,455,960.85