Bowie State University in Bowie

Bowie, MD

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Overview

Bowie State University offers 207-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 55%. The most popular test is SAT - 95% of students submitted it in comparison to 5% of students who submitted ACT. 37.2% are women, and 62.8% are men. 4% percents of international students. Bowie State University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bowie State University is 13231$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11099 and $20791 per year. 34% of full-time Bowie State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $46,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bowie State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$13,231
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bowie State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,514
$30,001 - $48,000$11,385
$48,001 - $75,000$14,841
$75,001 - $110,000$17,440
$110,001+$18,594

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6970

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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13%

Types of financial aids

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2912 of Bowie State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bowie State University number 19 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Bowie State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$10,125
$30,001 - $48,000
98.68%
$8,165
$48,001 - $75,000
79.27%
$3,940
$75,001 - $110,000
45.45%
$1,094
$110,001+
35.53%
$1,047

Salary After Attending

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$46,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bowie State University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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34%
BELOW AVERAGE

Bowie State University graduation rate is below the national average.

34% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bowie State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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55%

In comparison to National Average

Bowie State University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 64%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.

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55%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Bowie State University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 12%.

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55%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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37%

Total

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37%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

72%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Bowie State University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bowie State University students submitting SAT scores

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95%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1200 - 1430

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 490
Math: 400 - 470
Writing: 390 - 470

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Bowie State University students submitting ACT scores

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5%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
15 - 20

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 17
Math: 16 - 19
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bowie State University is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

16:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

285
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bowie State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bowie State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 14000 Jericho Park Rd address in Bowie, Maryland.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bowie State University with 1.14% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bowie State University offers 207 programs in total: 93 are for Bachelor's degree, 63 - for Master's degree, 27 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, and 9 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Bowie State University is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Bowie State University: 3 are for Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.

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Bowie State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4043 students with 121275 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 786 with 18867 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bowie State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great college. It family college

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The financial aid people will try to play stay on top of them don't call just go cause they don't answer their phones but overall bowie is lit and I love the culture

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went on a tour of Bowie State University last Thursday and I loved it. Im currently going into my last year of high school and I really wanted to visit because I'm thinking about applying. I got to see fraternities and sororities, dining hall, criminal justice building because they have a great program. Overall experience I loved it!!!

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Overall Rating:

A bit scattered and disoriented the first go-around but fairly easy to adjust to with further exposure. The meals are quite excellent.

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Overall Rating:

I have my little sister applying there. They send us an email saying that they've received all her documents and that in 2 weeks she'll get her admission decision and after 2 weeks they tell us that she's missing items. Since she started applying I called the Bowie State University department for International students (his name is Martin Dada) of the thousand times I called, he has picked only once never responded to emails or voicemails. I ask myself what they do in that office. Smh....

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Location & Website

Address: 14000 Jericho Park Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3018604000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bowiestate.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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