Bowie State University Overview
Located in Bowie, Maryland, Bowie State University is a public institution. Bowie is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Bowie State University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Bowie State University.
- In 2017-2018, 43% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Bowie State University with a bachelor's degree make about $45,800 a year. That's 12% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Bowie State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bowie State University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bowie State University has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Schools||College Factual|
|#4||Best Audiovisual Communications Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#5||Best Communications Technologies & Support Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#7||Best Audiovisual Communications Schools||College Factual|
|#21||Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools||College Factual|
|#72||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Bowie State University?
Contact details for Bowie State University are given below.
|Address:||14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715-9465|
How Do I Get Into Bowie State University?
You can apply to Bowie State University online at: https://www.bowiestate.edu/admissions-and-aid/apply-online.php
Admission Requirements for Bowie State University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bowie State University?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to Bowie State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 520. Math scores were between 410 and 500.
Can I Afford Bowie State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bowie State University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,768 a year. That adds up to $27,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bowie State University is 14.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Bowie State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 896 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,429 full-time undergraduates at Bowie State University, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bowie State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,669|
|Hispanic or Latino||188|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Bowie State University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 28 countries are represented at Bowie State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and India.
Online Learning at Bowie State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bowie State University has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of Bowie State University
The following table shows how Bowie State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Communication & Journalism||#31||#65|
Online Growth Rankings of Bowie State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bowie State University was 2,011.2%. This is the #86 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Bowie State University regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bowie State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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