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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Coppin State University

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Why I Chose Coppin State University

As a teenage mother, I honestly assumed that college was out of my reach.  My best friend, a Coppin State alumna, told me that I needed to “stop playing and go to college”.  As a first generation college student, I didn’t know where to start.  I took 3 buses to get to Coppin State College (later renamed Coppin State University), with baby in tow, to get information on applying.  I will never forget the dynamic and patient admissions counselor who guided me step-by-step. 

The Coppin community believed in me and provided a strong network of support that I didn’t realize I needed.  This small community allowed me to find my voice in a safe environment where the color of my skin was not a factor.  It was truly the faculty and my counselor in the Honors program who helped me build my professional foundation.  Thus, I gained the skills and courage to participate in internship opportunities at Johns Hopkins University as well as the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy.  I often wonder if I would’ve had these same opportunities at a PWI. 

Had it not been for the advisors, professors, students, counselors and my mentors at Coppin, I would certainly not be where I am today.  My experiences at Coppin led a young woman who believed she couldn’t, to blossom into a brave woman who realized that the she can.

Nicole Baird
Dean of Student Development
nbaird@ccbcmd.edu
443-840-5169
Coppin State College, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Coppin State University, Master of Science, Adult Education

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Transfer Information

Institution Description

  • Type: Public, Urban
  • Size: 2,800 students
  • National Recognition: #49 in HBCU; Regional University Status

Transfer Admission

  • Admission Profile: Less Selective, 38% Acceptance Rate
  • Admission Requirements: Web-based application; Transfers must have 30 credits or SAT or ACT scores, a 2.0 GPA
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  • Deadlines: Rolling admissions  
  • Fees: 50 dollars

Costs

  • Estimated Cost of Attendance
    • Tuition and Fees: In-state: 6,700, Out-of-state: 13,100
    • Room and board: 10,600

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Types of Aid Available - Scholarships, grants (such as PELL), and Loans available.
  • Please see the links in the box to the right.

Academics

  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Programs: 53; Most popular are: nursing, criminal justice, psychology, social work  
  • Limited Admission Programs-have to apply separately or requires an audition
  • Honors: Honors College pulls from regular applicant pool.

Outcomes

  • Degree Completion: Six year graduation rate: 24%  

Transfer Thursdays

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March 25, April 22, May 13, June 10, & July 15, 2021

Transfer Thursdays are designed to provide the help and resources you need to transfer into Coppin State University.

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