Morehouse College School Facts – Before You Go

Morehouse College

Education (MP) Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia is one of only three all-male liberal arts colleges in the country. This institutions began as the Augusta Theological Institute in lower level of Springfield Baptist Church. Springfield may be the oldest known church in the United States, dating back to 1787. By 1913, the church had moved to the Atlanta West End area and named Morehouse College after Henry L. Morehouse. One of the most notable alumni of the college was Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Morehouse College School Facts

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,104
(2,066 FTE)
Entering First-time Freshmen (FTF) class: 755
(633 FTE) 
Fall 2016 FTF High School GPA 75th Percentile:   3.63
Fall 2016 FTF High School GPA 50th Percentile:  3.28
Fall 2016 FTF SATM + SATCR + SATW 75th Percentile: 1720
Fall 2016 FTF SATM + SATCR + SATW 50th Percentile:   1530
Fall 2016 FTF SATM + SATCR 75th Percentile:  1150
Fall 2016 FTF SATM + SATCR 50th Percentile:   1040
Fall 2016 FTF ACT 75th Percentile: 25
Fall 2016 FTF ACT 50th Percentile:  22
Fall 2012 FTF 1st Year RETENTION RATE:   86%
Fall 2016 Student to Faculty RATIO: 14:1
Fall 2016 Percent of students receiving any FINANCIAL AID: 89%
Fall 2016 AVG. FINANCIAL AID AWARD: $15,897
2015-16 Tuition: $21,295
2015-16 Room & Board:  $12,184
2015-16 Required Fees:  $2,174

ALL EMPLOYEES: 530 – 1000 full-time, 81 part-time

FACULTY: 164 full-time, 63 part-time. 100 percent of tenure-track and tenured faculty hold doctoral degree

Morehouse utilization of full-time teaching staff is ranked among the highest in the nation, with 76.0% of instructors employed full time. At Morehouse College, only 24.0% of the teaching staff are part-time non-faculty or nontenure-track faculty. This use of adjuncts is far below the national average of 49.4%, which could be indicative of the College’s commitment to building a strong, long-term instructional team.

ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: Business Administration & Economics; Science & Mathematics; Humanities & Social Sciences

MAJORS (27):  African American Studies; Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering Program); Art; Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Childhood Development; Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies; Computer Science; Drama; Economics; English; French; General Science (Pre-Engineering Program); History; International Studies; Kinesiology, Sports Studies & Physical Education; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religion; Sociology; Spanish; Urban Studies

DEGREES OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

ACCREDITING AGENCIES:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB),  American Chemical Society (ACS), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

CENTERS AND INSTITUTES:  Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel,  Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, Bonner Office of Community Service, Brisbane Institute, Entrepreneurship Center, Morehouse Research Institute, Public Health Services Institute, Frederick Douglass Learning Resource Center, Center for Teacher Preparation, Thomas J. Kilgore Jr. Campus Center

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Morehouse College Honors Program; Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Society, Golden Key International, Pi Delta Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Psi Chi,  Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, and Sigma Delta Pi Honor Societies; Dual-Degree Engineering Program with Georgia Institute of Technology, Army/Navy ROTC, Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program, Summer Academy, Project Identity

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Student Government Association, Greek Fraternities, Morehouse College Glee Club, NAACP; Academic/ Professional Associations & Organizations; State Clubs, International Students Organization, Torch Yearbook, The Maroon Tiger (student newspaper),

COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSING:  Accommodations for 1,600 students

Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field
Nickname: Maroon Tigers
School Colors: Maroon & White
Conference: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

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