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.”