Bowie State University: Review & Facts

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Bowie State University is a medium four-year, public school with 5,430 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1865 and is the only school located in Bowie, Maryland.

Bowie State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
50
Fair
Bowie State University will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Bowie State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 50 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Psychology, Nursing, and Broadcasting. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
72%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Bowie State University student retention rate is fair at 72% (close to Maryland average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Bowie State University is low: 40%. Around 22% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Bowie State University is decent, 16:1. Learn more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,200
High
Average tuition pricing is fairly high - about $15,700 per year. The additional fees at Bowie State University not covered by tuition are about $2,500; which comes to $18,200 per year.

Read the details about Bowie State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
57%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 2,671 applications were submitted and 1,535 were accepted; so it is not very hard to be accepted at this school.

This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Bowie State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,000
Medium
Bowie State University provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Bowie State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Bowie State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,400 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, around $7,000 per academic year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Bowie State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Bowie State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Bowie State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465, USA
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