The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has moved historically Black Morgan State University from a moderate research classification of R3 to an elevated classification of R2, a status reserved for doctoral universities with high research activity. Morgan joins only 130 other universities nationwide with an R2 classification.
This new designation comes after Morgan State University President David Wilson’s recent announcement of a new set of goals for the university. Morgan State has established many initiatives to improve the quality of research done on campus including a university-wide effort to increase research and grant projects and to expand the type of research conducted throughout the institution. Additionally, the university has strengthened its computer science department and School of Engineering and launched a Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy Center.
“The elevation to R2 ranking is exciting news for Morgan as we continue to advance in our research mission, further demonstrating our value as a hub for innovative research, critical study and development of solutions to the toughest problems of our community,” said President Wilson. “We announced this reclassification as a major goal within our Strategic Plan, and I thank our dedicated faculty, administrators and graduate students for achieving it, by securing funding to conduct unprecedented levels of research at our university.”