Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715-9465

About Bowie State University

Bowie State University is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,400
Student Age% Under 2568%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time73%
 % Part-time27%
Race/Ethnicity% White4.2%
 % Black88.4%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino1.6%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown2.3%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted52%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled43%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800480 / 800
 SAT Writing390 / 800480 / 800
 SAT Math400 / 800480 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite16 / 3620 / 36
 ACT English11 / 3626
 ACT Writing4 / 1211 / 12
 ACT Math14 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,153
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,677
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans68%
 % Undergraduates with Grants69%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$2,800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,940
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,778
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,876
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,876
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,876

Neighborhood Data for the Bowie Area

Median Age38.5
Median Household Income$103,114
Total Population54,523
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-952.6%47.4%
 Age 10-1749.4%50.6%
 Age 18-2449.8%50.2%
 Age 25-2951.9%48.1%
 Age 30-3943.9%56.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White41.4%
 % Black48.8%
 % Asian3.9%
 % Latino6.3%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,940
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,778
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,488
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50057.1%0.0%0.0%
 $500 to $7490.0%0.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%15.9%4.6%
 Over $100042.9%84.1%93.6%
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