The Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs

Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs in Maryland

At Best Online HBCUs, we provide comprehensive, unbiased information of the best online undergraduate and graduate degree programs at HBCUs across the United States and HBCUs in Maryland .Maryland has 55 degree-granting institutions. The state is home to 15 public, 4-year institutions, 16 public, 2-year institutions, 20 private non-profit, 4-year institutions, 2 private for-profit, 2-year institutions, and 2 private for-profit, 4-year institutions. There were 293,136 undergraduate students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's degrees, and 72,819 students enrolled in master's and doctoral degrees in fall 2018.

Of the 55 institutions, 4 are HBCUs. These 4 institutions enrolled 19,963 students: 16,686 in undergraduate programs and 3,277 in graduate programs. All of the Maryland HBCUs are listed below. Take your time to discover more about each institution and what they can offer for your career objectives. Since we are focused on distance education, we have provided more details about the best online degree programs at those institutions.

Bowie State University

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Bowie State University

Bowie State University is an outgrowth of a school opened in Baltimore, Maryland, by an organization dedicated to offering educational opportunities that the state failed to provide for its black citizens.

The Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of the Colored People was organized in 1864 by 46 men, comprised of businessmen, lawyers, clergymen and Quakers, committed to opening schools to educate the state’s newly emancipated citizens. By 1910, the state decided to relocate the school to Bowie, Maryland, purchasing a 187-acre tract formerly known as Jericho Farm dating to 1716.

Bowie State University ranks among the nation’s top comprehensive universities, cultivating next-generation leaders by providing opportunities for students to discover their strengths through focused academic experiences and opportunities to tackle real-world problems.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

5,308

 Undergraduate Enrollments

1,012

Graduate Enrollments

45

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

11

Online Graduate Enrollments

Coppin State University

Online Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Management

Coppin was founded in 1900 at what was then called Colored High School (later named Douglass High School) on Pennsylvania Avenue by the Baltimore City School Board who initiated a one-year training course for the preparation of African-American elementary school teachers. By 1902, the training program was expanded to a two-year Normal Department within the high school, and seven years later it was separated from the high school and given its own principal.

In 1926, this facility for teacher training was named Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of the outstanding African-American woman who was a pioneer in teacher education. Coppin was officially renamed Coppin State University on April 13, 2004.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

2,362

 Undergraduate Enrollments

376

Graduate Enrollments

108

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

15

Online Graduate Enrollments

Morgan State University

Online Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing

Master of Science in Advanced Computing

Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the institution’s original mission was to train young men in ministry. It subsequently broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers. The school was renamed Morgan College in 1890 in honor of the Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees, who donated land to the college.

Morgan remained a private institution until 1939. That year, the state of Maryland purchased the school in response to a state study that determined that Maryland needed to provide more opportunities for its black citizens.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

6,419

 Undergraduate Enrollments

1,293

Graduate Enrollments

42

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

169

Online Graduate Enrollments

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore opened its doors Sept. 13, 1886, when it was known initially as the Delaware Conference Academy under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. With the adoption of the 2nd Morrill Act, the “Industrial Branch” of Morgan in rural Somerset County started receiving funding through the state of Maryland – and eventually was rechristened Princess Anne Academy.

The joint-management arrangement enabled the state to continue offering a land-grant education to white students attending College Park while offering African-Americans that type of instruction at what was referred to in some documents as the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland Agricultural College. The state of Maryland acquired the Princess Anne campus in 1935  and a year later the newly renamed Princess Anne College was placed under the jurisdiction of the University of Maryland in College Park.

In 1948, the name was changed to Maryland State College; it was again renamed the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1970.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

2,597

 Undergraduate Enrollments

596

Graduate Enrollments

66

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

27

Online Graduate Enrollments

Louisiana

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