38%

Acceptance Rate

$8,786

Avg.Financial Aid

002062

FAFSA Code

About Bowie State University (BSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

6,320

Website

www.bowiestate.edu

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MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A public university by the name of Bowie State University is located in Bowie, Maryland. At Bowie State University, around 84% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. Finally, at BSU around 82% are Black or African American, 4% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 4% belong to two or more races. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Christa McAuliffe, Toni Braxton, Gwendolyn T. Britt, and Wale. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 132 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by BSU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Location & Contact

Address

14000 Jericho Park Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3018604000
Fax: 3018603510
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Bowie State University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

38%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Bowie State University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $40. The SAT score in the range of 860-1030 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Bowie State University, must score 18 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 16 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465, or call (301) 860-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,455

Average Annual Cost

$5,536

Books And Supplies

$2,500

Other Fees

$2,698

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,904

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,600

Total One Year Cost

$23,238

Before applying to BSU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $30,501. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

68%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

36%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$71

Faculty Overview

45%

Male Professors

55%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

106 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

101 Graduates

Psychology, General

73 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

59 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

52 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

50 Graduates

Social Work

49 Graduates

Biology, General

47 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

46 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

24 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

16 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

16 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

16 Graduates

History

15 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

13 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

13 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

9 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,308

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

50%

Full-time

83%

Part-time

17%

Students Gender

Male

39%

US National: 44%

Female

61%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

2% White

3% Unknown

83% Black

4% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

13%

Out Of State

87%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$77,047 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

45%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,396/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,326/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,326/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bulldog

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Total Male Athletes

1521

Total Female Athletes

2410

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BSU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,476 per year. Bowie State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at BSU costs around $4,326 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$20,450

$32,375

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$212 - 336

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,786

Students Receiving Federal Grants

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,940

Students Receiving State Aid

39%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,893

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,200

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,385

$30K - $48K

$5,026

$48K - $75K

$3,010

$75K - $110K

$1,519

> $110K

$867

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$19,259,957

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$490,247

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at BSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,063, whereas the financial aid is $3,479. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,520 and institutional aid worth $3,479. At BSU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $19,259,957 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $490,247.

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