Coppin State University
Originally established in 1900 by the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Board of Commissioners as a one-year training class for African American teachers, Coppin State College has developed into a four-year, urban liberal arts college whose mission is to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre-professional areas, including Nursing and Teacher Education.
The college is named for Fanny Jackson Coppin who was born a slave in Washington, DC, gained her freedom, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio while making significant contributions to the education of African American youth, and founded the Philadelphia Institute was the forerunner of Cheyney State University.
With 53 majors and 9 graduate degree programs, Copping State University features undergraduate majors in:
Biology BS, Minor
Forensic Investigations Certificate
Investigative Sciences Certificate
Management Information Systems
Situated in a residential setting in northwest Baltimore, the 38-acre campus consists of 500,000 square feet of modern buildings set among its lovely shaded walks and fountains, and most of the students, numbering approximately 3,600, come from Baltimore’s 50-plus metropolitan area public schools.
They are enrolled in programs in the arts and sciences, social work, nursing, criminal justice, and teacher education at the undergraduate level; Masters of Arts in teaching, rehabilitation counseling, adult education; and criminal justice at the graduate level.
Just 15 minutes from campus students can enjoy the Inner Harbor area with fine shops and eating establishments along the waterfront; plays at Center Stage, Arena Players, and the Mechanic Theater; the Baltimore Symphony; Baltimore Museum of Art; Great Blacks in Wax Museum; and the National Aquarium, in addition to other sites.
The nation’s capital is just a short drive away.