"Growing the Future, Leading the World!"

President's Welcome

President David WilsonWelcome to Morgan State University, an institution rich in academic excellence, achievement and leadership, and one of the great centers of higher learning in the United States. One of only four public, Carnegie-classified Doctoral Research Institutions in the State of Maryland, Morgan offers a dedicated, world-class faculty; an ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse student body and nearly 90 academic programs leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the nation's major cultural centers, Morgan boasts modern campus facilities and a vibrant student life.

Academic excellence and alumni achievement are at the center of the Morgan experience. Putting our students on the path to success and educating them for leadership on the world stage are at the core of our mission. At Morgan, we teach our students how to compete in the 21st century, and how to win!

Today, Morgan is:

  • 1st among traditional campuses in Maryland in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans
  • 1st among all campuses in Maryland and among the top 10 campuses nationwide in the number of doctorates awarded to African Americans
  • 1st among Minority Servicing Institutions (MSIs) nationally in the number of Fulbright Scholars graduated, and 1st among MSIs nationwide in the number of Fulbright Scholars on faculty.
  • 1st among HBCUs nationwide in the number of Fulbright Scholars graduated, and 1st among HBCUs nationwide in Fulbright Scholars on faculty.

Morgan's impact on the State of Maryland, the region and the nation, is undeniable. Our alumni are some of the top innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, journalists and artists in the nation. Our students are challenged in our classrooms to think deeply and critically about the issues of the past and present and to imagine a future where they are at the epicenter of innovation and leadership. Our students are obtaining a world class education and they are taught to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-life communities, from Maryland to New Jersey, and from Virginia to the Virgin Islands, and beyond.

Over the last several years, with additional investment's in Morgan by the State of Maryland, we have been able to provide our students with a number of outstanding educational facilities and, more are on the way. In October 2012, we officially opened the University's new Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) building, which is located next to the state-of-the-art School of Engineering buildings.  In November 2013, we broke ground on our 72 million new business building which will house the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.  These facilities, and many others, are helping us produce the next wave of world-class innovators.

After assuming the presidency of this proud institution in 2010, I have looked forward everyday to the challenge and excitement of leading Morgan to yet a higher level of ingenuity, productivity and excellence.

Please make use of our website to experience Morgan! And give us a call or visit us in person for more information about the Morgan State University family. I invite you to learn more about the wonders of Morgan, the expertise of our faculty and administrators, and the uniqueness of our programs and campus.

"Growing the future, leading the world!" That's the Morgan State University vision! Come join us!

David Wilson
President
Morgan State University