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   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, D.C., 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.


   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
PHONE: 410-951-3000

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