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Sojourner-Douglass College

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Sojourner – Douglass College was founded in 1972 by community groups, leaders, and the local council of Churches that worked with Antioch College in order to serve the education needs of the Black community. When it was first established, it was called the Homestead Montebello Center of Antioch College and was an Afrocentric school that worked to encourage the black community’s self-reliance. The school eventually evolved into an independent four-year college in 1980.


Sojourner – Douglass College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the college offers about 20 bachelor’s degree programs, in addition to master’s degree program in Applied Social Science. Sojourner – Douglass College has satellite locations in Annapolis, Cambridge, Salisbury, Owings Mills, and Lanham, and in Nassau, Bahamas. Some of the popular areas of study offered for undergraduates at Sojourner – Douglass College include Accounting, Addictions & Substance Abuse Counseling, Administration (with several different concentrations), Biotechnology, Health Care Administration, Human Growth & Development, Information Systems Administration, Nursing, Social Work, and Urban Planning & Community Development.

The Continuing Studies Program at Sojourner – Douglass College offers flexible class schedules during the late afternoons, weekends, early mornings and afternoons. Classes offered through the program are designed to help students increase professional competence or prepare for new jobs or careers. Adult high school graduates or non-degree seeking students may enroll in continuing studies courses. Specialized courses or programs that are not included within any degree programs are offered through the Continuing Studies Program. These include seminars, mini-courses, workshops, or other programs. Employers may also contract with the College to design courses to meet specific needs.

Sojourner – Douglass College’s Learning Resources Center provides students with assistance and training so that they can develop and improve their reading, writing, mathematical and study skills. Intensive individualized plans and small group programs are offered in order to accommodate students’ different needs. The Learning Resources Center also provides a variety of instructional aids that include taped lectures, filmstrips, computer-assisted instruction, and other audio-visual supplemental instructional aids.

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Unique Programs

The Office of First Year Experience at Sojourner – Douglass College is a special program that provides participating students with critical academic support in reading, writing, math and study skills. The goal of this program is to ensure student success by giving qualified participants essential personal and academic counseling, course advisement, tutorial services and peer tutoring. The program also sponsors a variety of interesting cultural activities in which students are invited to participate.


Students who wish to apply to Sojourner – Douglass College must first make an appointment for an admissions interview with one of the college’s admissions counselors. They should then complete the online or print application form. There is a nonrefundable application fee to apply to this college. Each applicant must also submit an official high school transcript or GED score report, an official SAT or ACT score report, and any AP or college credit transcripts (if applicable). Students may also need to schedule placement tests to determine their Math and English levels. Certain programs also have additional requirements. While the college admits students all year long, the admissions process should be completed at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester that the student wishes to begin study. Prospective students should contact the school for specific deadline dates.

Adult students, non-degree seeking students, transfer students, home-schooled students, and international students may need to use different procedures, so they should refer to the university’s website or contact the Office of Admission for more information about the admissions process and application requirements. Useful statistics and dates are listed on the college’s website.

Financial Aid

More than 95 percent of the students at Sojourner – Douglass College receive some form of state, federal, private or institutional financial assistance. The average undergraduate financial aid package is $4,080. Forms of aid that are available for students at Sojourner – Douglass College include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The college also offers a number of scholarships and grants for students, including the Maryland State Scholarship. Some are based on merit; others require applicants to demonstrate evidence of financial need. Students may check the college’s website for more information about the different types of assistance that are available. All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year. If selected for verification, students will also need to complete a Federal Verification Worksheet and/or submit additional documents. Students who wish to pay the in-state tuition rate may also need to provide documentation establishing their residency.

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process. Students should also note that financial aid applications must be renewed each year. Sojourner – Douglass College also offers a number of flexible payment plans to help students pay any tuition charges that are not covered by financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 933rd for the average student loan amount.
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While Sojourner – Douglass College has students from different states and countries, most of the students who attend Sojourner – Douglass College are African American adult learners. There are plenty of academic and social support services to help students make the transition to college. There are plenty of diverse clubs, organizations, and activities that include academic, professional, political, social, talent, athletic, student government, media, religious, service, multicultural, special interest, and honor groups. Popular organizations include the Sigma Beta Delta honor society, Zeta Phi Beta, the International Student Association, and the Student Government Association.There are also interesting recreational and cultural events held on campus throughout the year. A complete list of clubs and events is available on the university’s website.

The Walter P. Carter Community Library and Reference Room is dedicated in honor of the late civil rights activist Walter P. Carter. The library includes a large collection of articles, pamphlets, journals, books, and clippings by and about the role of the Black community in the development of American culture and the civil rights movement. The library also has a compilation of Baltimore Afro American newspapers that date back to 1935.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


  • Sojourner – Douglass College. Sojourner – Douglass College. 2011. Web. 25 May 2011.
  • Snider, Mark. How to Get Money for College 2011: Financing Your Future Beyond Federal Aid. Lawrenceville: Peterson’s, 2010.

Information Summary

Ranks 39th in Maryland and 2686th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 4,891 0.78
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 196 0.03
Forcible Rape 341 0.05
Robbery 3,457 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,615 1.37
Larceny 17,010 2.71
Vehicle theft 4,199 0.67

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Baltimore, MD 21205-1898
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population18,440 (18,440 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,427 (2.84 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,922
Families4,346 (3.41 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle postbaccalaureate (other field)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2407

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3473rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,630 $9,630 $9,630
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $200 $200 $200
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $530 $530 $530
FT Graduate Tuition $9,120 $9,120 $9,120
FT Graduate Required Fees $230 $230 $230
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $507 $507 $507
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $11,830 $11,830 $11,830
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,030 $27,030 $27,030
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $18,930 $18,930 $18,930

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,920 $9,370 $7,920 $9,370 $7,920 $9,370
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,100(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $8,100(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,100(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 4 242 1 1 5 253
Biotechnology 3 3
Business Administration and Management, General
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Community Organization and Advocacy 25 25
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Educational Psychology 30 30
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 41 2 44
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Political Communication
Political Science and Government, Other 1 1
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other 16 16
Public Administration 1 42 1 1 45
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 61 2 65
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
Social Work 23 1 24
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Urban Studies/Affairs

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 5049th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $12,000 ($12,000 male / $10,853 female)
Number of FT Faculty 91 (33 male / 58 female)
Number of PT Faculty 253
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $774,734

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