|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||16:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,400 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Bowie State University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,735 applications and only 2,779 students were granted admission. Bowie State University is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 11% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 84% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||780 to 940|
|ACT||15 to 19|
Bowie State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,857 and in-state students paid $5,321.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Bowie State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 56% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,861 (which is 9.7% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bowie State University in 2016-2017, was 403, which is 72% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,102 (which is 15.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Bowie State University has enrolled a total of 5,669 students (4,351 students full-time and 1,318 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,669 students, 556 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 4,711 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 958 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 81 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 83%
Two or more races: 4%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bowie State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||20%||606|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||9%||281|
|Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services||7%||198|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||6%||166|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||5%||153|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||5%||144|
|Visual And Performing Arts||3%||96|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||3%||88|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||3%||80|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bowie State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Bowie State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,500. Last year, out of the total 1,393 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,295 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,314 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,183 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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