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Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

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Overview

Student Population
6,250
Bowie State University overview
Location Bowie, Maryland
Online bowiestate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Bowie State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Bowie, Maryland, Bowie State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,168 prospective students applied, and 4,197 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 970 enrolled in the school.  4,873 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,377 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,646 plus fees of $2,798. Bowie State University is ranked 843 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Bowie State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

3/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Bowie State University is rated within the lower 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Bowie State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Bowie State University overview
SAT 850/1020
ACT 16/19
GPA 2.53
Applications Accepted
81.2% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maryland Resident Tuition
$5,646
In State Costs for Bowie State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$2,798
Room and Board $11,476
Budget for Other Expenses$1,600
Total One Year Cost$24,020
Out of State Resident Tuition
$16,338
Out of State Costs for Bowie State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$2,798
Room and Board $11,476
Budget for Other Expenses$1,600
Total One Year Cost$34,712

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bowie State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Psychology 13%
Social Sciences 13%
Communications Technology 10%
Health Professions 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162007 IPEDS survey data for Bowie State University.

Current students may use the Bowie State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.