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Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

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Student Population
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Location Bowie, Maryland
Online bowiestate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 4,849 prospective students applied, and 3,863 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 821 enrolled in the school.  4,884 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,436 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,646 plus fees of $2,798. Bowie State University is ranked 922 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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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Bowie State University is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 860/1030
ACT 16/21
GPA 2.98
Applications Accepted
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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
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
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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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.