Morgan State University Partners With Two Community Colleges

Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has entered into a partnership that will allow students who graduate with associate’s degrees from Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College, to study for bachelor’s degrees in engineering or psychology at the Laurel College Center.

Established in 2001 as a partnership between Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College, the Laurel College Center offers courses and degree programs for the founding community colleges and the center’s four-year university partners. About 1,400 students are now taking classes at the center.

Morgan State University is the newest partner in the collaborative effort. Under the agreement, Morgan will be the only institution allowed to offer engineering and psychology programs at the Laurel College Center and will assume responsibility for hiring the faculty teaching the courses, providing the plans of study for the courses and making available all equipment, instruments, technology and support services needed for student success.

David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, stated that “the signing of this agreement offers a tremendous opportunity for Morgan to collaborate with other institutions of higher learning to deliver instructional services in two highly sought-after fields, providing a pathway to high-paying careers.”

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  1. In my view, Morgan State University should not receiving any sort of praise for this compact because it should have occurred YEARS AGO. This only shows a continued “behind the curve” administrative misleadership at Morgan State University that has been allowed for far too long. Morgan State University is mired in too much groupism, draconianism, lack of transparency and accountability, and no consistent accountability at any level. Case in point, you have senior education majors taking the Praxis I for the first time, engineering students who never held a summer internship, or biology majors who never seen or used an electron microscope. This can only occur when you have too many so-called faculty and administrators who are intellectually lazy and intellectually challenged which harms the overall advancement of the university.

  2. Being a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in electrical engineering I would disagree with students not having access to summer internships. During my matriculation I was given access to over 30 internship opportunities.

    • Hey Dwayne,

      There’s a significance difference between “given access to internships” as compared to being “offered a paid summer internship”. The EE program is sub par as compared to other EE programs. The academic curriculum is outdated which results in students(yourself included) in not acquiring the competitive skills needed in the market place. Dwayne, what’s the percentage of EE graduates (or ME, IE, etc.) from Morgan State University who earned the PE classification? Again, your comment is indicative of the deep rooted problem at Morgan State University and many other HBCUs who despise being held accountable along with establishing high standards for faculty, staff, and especially administrators.

      • I think your perception of the EE department is wrong. I am a sophomore and I have a paid internship at NASA. An internship that I got because the EE department brings in companies on a weekly basis to recruit students. Any EE major who graduates from Morgan without internship experience has only themselves to blame. Emails are sent out several times before companies come and usually get ignored. Often times companies leave Morgan without offering anybody because the students just did not show up. If your argument was about access to modern technology then sure, but access to internships is not a valid criticism of the EE department. 75% of the sophomores I know in my major that have any type of ambition have a paid internship this summer, and they’re usually for the government or government contracted agencies. The rest probably wont be EE majors long.

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