Founded in 1867 as a seminary, Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland truly marches to the beat of its own drum. A historically African-American college, it purposely separated from the University System of Maryland early in its history and developed its own governing board. MSU serves about 8,000 students across eleven colleges and schools, and offers a variety of career-specific majors, such as hospitality management, screenwriting and animation, physical education and architecture. The impressive 660,000-volume Earl S. Richardson Library contains, among many others, a collection devoted specifically to the history and culture of Sub-Saharan Africa. But life at Morgan State is about so much more than just academics; a world-famous choir program complements deep involvement in a number of NCAA sports, such as basketball, softball and especially lacrosse. MSU even made big news in 2016 by receiving a patent for new protein crystallization technologies designed for use in treating Alzheimer’s disease! Turn to Morgan State University for a stronger American future.