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 that was the forerunner of Cheyney State University.
With 53 majors, nine 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. Here, 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. And, the nation’s capital is just a short drive away.
ADDRESS: 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD