Bowie State University.

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Bowie State University

Bowie State University is a public historically black university in Prince George's County, Maryland, north of Bowie. It is part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1865, Bowie State is Maryland's oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 5,107 students
  • 0.11 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Bowie State University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Business, Management Information Systems, Journalism, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Elementary Education, and History.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,894 students out of 10,816 applicants were accepted into Bowie State University. They had an average SAT score of 950. 88% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 12% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Bowie State University was $18,653, while for in-state students it was $8,064. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,362.

The average financial aid at Bowie State University is $5,937. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $12,716 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Bowie State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at Bowie State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Bowie State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowie State University was of $10,546 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500.

Diversity at Bowie State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017