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Is Bowie State University a Good School for the Money?

Bowie State University Value Report

Is a Bowie State University degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Maryland, Bowie State University is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Maryland Value
Below Average Maryland Quality

Bowie State University is ranked #23 out of #26 in Maryland for quality and #16 out of #23 for Maryland value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  16 out of 23
Great Value
State Value Score  30.43 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Bowie State University financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Bowie State University is ranked #1,236 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Bowie State University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1236 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  16.03 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma $77,549 B
Texas A&M International University $99,089 C+
Lewis - Clark State College $107,192 C-
Indiana University - Southeast $127,514 F
Bowie State University $128,470 F
King University $148,566 F
Rockford University $150,400 F
Musicians Institute $205,204 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $128,470 in Total

The average Bowie State University student's degree will cost an estimated $128,470. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $26,709 and a typical 4.81 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $26,709
Average Years to Graduate 4.81
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $128,470

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Bowie State University cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$78,754 In-State With Aid
$152,015 Avg Cost No Aid
4.81 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Bowie State University.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $152,015 #994 D
All Students $128,470 #1,236 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $115,228 #1,162 D-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $115,541 #12 C
All Students $91,996 #16 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $78,754 #13 C-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Maryland.

About 90% of Bowie State University students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bowie State University financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Bowie State University cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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