Bowie State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,874
1.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,886
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.5%
5,445 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,275
76% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.2%
385 Graduates

About

Bowie State University is a higher education institution located in Prince George's County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bowie State University were General Business Administration & Management (177 degrees awarded), Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (100 degrees), and General Psychology (98 degrees).

In 2022, 1,071 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowie State University. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (842 degrees), 10.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,874, which is $−18,122 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,874, which is $−18,122 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,886.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Bowie State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,874
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bowie State University was $5,874. The cost of tuition at Bowie State University is $−18,122 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,886
2022 Value
2.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bowie State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,886. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bowie State University grew by 2.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,152
Room and Board
$2,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowie State University was of $13,152 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.29% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Bowie State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.8%
2019 Default Rate
101
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bowie State University was 5.8%, which represents 101 out of the 1742 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bowie State University received 5,445 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.38% annual growth. Out of those 5,445 applicants, 4,712 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,275 students enrolled at Bowie State University in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowie State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,712
Accepted Out of 5,445

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowie State University was 86.5% (4,712 admissions from 5,445 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.38%, while admissions grew by 8.75%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
58
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Bowie State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowie State University had a total enrollment of 6,275 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,769 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,506. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.7% Black or African American, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% White, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 0.255% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bowie State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (46.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.9%) and White Female (3.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowie State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,275 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,769 and the part-time enrollment is 1,506. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bowie State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Bowie State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    5,063 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    310 enrolled students
  3. White
    240 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University is 80.7% Black or African American, 4.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% White, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 0.255% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 154 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 287 more women than men received degrees from Bowie State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bowie State University is black or african american (842 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowie State University is General Business Administration & Management (177 degrees awarded), followed by Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (100 degrees) and General Psychology (98 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowie State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (124 degrees), and Human Sciences (31 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Social workers, all other (274,398 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (180,122 people), Other managers (166,138 people), Police officers (147,845 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (90,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (124 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (124 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Elementary & secondary schools (534,152 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (392,620 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (262,183 people), Individual & family services (253,092 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (230,258 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (100 degrees awarded), Psychology (124 degrees), Human Sciences (31 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bowie State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 100 degrees awarded
  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowie State University was General Business Administration & Management with 177 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

392
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
679
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 392 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University, which is 0.577 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (679).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.806 times less than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Bowie State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bowie State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.779% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    842 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowie State University is black or african american (842 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (78 degrees).

3.64% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    537 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    305 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bowie State University is black or african american female (537 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (305 degrees).

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Operations

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 436k (1.06%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Bowie State University had a total salary expenditure of 174M. Bowie State University employs 89 Assistant professors, 54 Associate professors and 48 Professors. Most academics at Bowie State University are Female Assistant professor (56), Male Assistant professor (33), and Female Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 120 employees, Management, with 108 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

Endowment

$41.2M
2022 Endowment
5.49%
growth from 2021

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at about $41.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowie State University grew 5.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.33M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$86.7M
2022 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bowie State University paid a median of $86.7M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
231
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bowie State University paid a total of $20.9M to 231 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowie State University were Assistant professor with 89 employees, Associate professor with 54 employees, and Professor with 48 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University were Business and Financial Operations with 120 employees, Management with 108 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowie State University was Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, Male Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

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