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Bowie State University Demographics & Diversity

Bowie, Maryland

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bowie State University are mostly Black with a small Multiracial population. The school has very low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Bowie State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 86%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 67% more female students than male students enrolled at Bowie State University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bowie State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bowie State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Bowie State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,371
Women 3,949

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bowie State University serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bowie State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,046 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,320
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.3%
Part time Undergrads 17.1%

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