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Morgan State University Featured in Season 10 of The College Tour Now on Amazon Prime Video

by Morgan State U
February 27, 2024

Award-Winning TV Series Brings the Magic of Morgan State Directly to Viewers, Sharing Authentic Student Stories While Highlighting the College Experience.

Baltimore — Morgan State University, Maryland’s largest Historically Black College and/or University and one of the nation’s fastest-growing research universities, is featured in the 10th season of The College Tour, a groundbreaking series from Emmy-nominated producers Alex Boylan, Lisa Hennessy, and Burton Roberts, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by CBS’s The Challenge: USA winner Dr. Desi Williams, The College Tour travels the country, telling the story of each college and university through the diverse lens of its students, giving the viewer an intimate portrayal of life on campus. Inspiring and motivating, the show serves as a vehicle to help students worldwide connect with higher education, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future without traveling anywhere.

“Morgan State University has a great story to tell, and there is no one better to tell that story than our own outstanding students. Seeing the University through their eyes and experiences presents a unique opportunity to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan. “Participating in The College Tour series and having our episode available on Amazon Prime Video for thousands of people to view will be instrumental in our ongoing efforts to introduce our university and the meaning behind the ‘Morgan Advantage’ to the world.”

Morgan State cast members of The College TourThe nearly 30-minute episode features a diverse cast of 10 current Morgan students and recent graduates who provide personal testimonials about their college experience and why they chose Morgan State University. Additionally, the episode showcases a variety of new facilities and learning spaces while underscoring such important topics as student organizations, the HBCU experience, career readiness, community service and social activism, study abroad, research, student success, and student-athletes. The University will use the episode in its ongoing student recruitment efforts and to support admissions.

Shining a spotlight on the diverse landscape of today’s colleges, The College Tour offers viewers a comprehensive look at campuses across the country, highlighting the many resources and opportunities that are helping students thrive. The College Tour shows just how these institutions are setting students up for success.

“Morgan State University offers students an extraordinary experience, and we’re so excited to share that on The College Tour,” said Alex Boylan. “For students, choosing which college to attend is a monumental decision, and this episode gives prospective students a first-hand look at what makes this school so special.”

During the summer of 2023, a production team from The College Tour spent a week on Morgan’s campus to capture the footage and interviews used to create Morgan’s episode for Amazon Prime Video. On November 15, the University held a special premiere screening of the episode on campus, followed by a Q&A with the cast members.

About Morgan
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution offering more than 140 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.

About TCT:
The College Tour is a groundbreaking TV series that takes the viewer on an intimate journey through campuses across the country, telling each school’s story through the diverse lens of its students. Hosted by The Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan, The College Tour brings equity to college readiness by providing a platform to access comprehensive and meaningful information regarding higher education anytime and anywhere, free of charge. The College Tour is available on Amazon Prime Video and at www.thecollegetour.com.

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Media Contacts:
Larry Jones or Dell Jackson, for University PR
443-885-3022