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Founded in 1876, JHU was the nation’s first research university that brought together creative faculty given the freedom and support to pursue research; fellowships to attract the brightest students; education emphasizing original work in laboratory and seminar; and scholarly publication.
Today, JHU remains a leader in education and research, which attracts mostly highly qualified and driven undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to its eight academic divisions and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL). JHU comprises approximately 4,700 faculty members, and 6,000 undergraduates (14 percent international) and 18,000 graduate students (25 percent international) who study under the auspices of 264 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral levels.

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Morgan State University (MSU) was founded in 1867, and designated as Maryland’s preeminentpublic urban research university by the Maryland Legislature. MSU offers a comprehensive range of academic programs in engineering and natural sciences, and currently enrolls more than 7500 undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, the School of Engineering has approximately 1,200 students enrolled. According to U.S. News and World Report, MSU is tied for 20th on the list of historically black colleges and universities and is the only university in the state of Maryland to offer a industrial and systems engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, MSU produces the most African-American engineers in the state of Maryland, and historically ranks among the top public campuses nationally in the number of black graduates receiving doctorates.

Founded in 1946, Binghamton University (BU), also known as State University of New
York (SUNY) at Binghamton, is one of the premier public research universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, BU ranks 36th among a list of top public schools. The university comprises seven schools and colleges with a combined undergraduate and graduate student population of approximately 17,200 students. As a mid-size research university, BU has a well-established infrastructure to support the training and research activities of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctorate researchers.

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