Bowie State University is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Bowie State University is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Bowie State University Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bowie State University Disability Services.
Bowie State University for the Military
While not a "service academy", Bowie State University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bowie State University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bowie State University for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bowie State University
Bowie State University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bowie State University
There were 5,308 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 4,421 (83.3%). Part-time attendance was 887 (16.7%).
Bowie State University is Ranked #2,289 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bowie State University is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bowie State University #2289 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bowie State University by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bowie State University Diversity Guide.
Bowie State University Competes in the NCAA
Bowie State University has a total of 225 student athletes, 144 men and 81 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$3,108,705|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$3,074,065|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bowie State University Athletics