Bowie State University

Bowie State University Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Bowie State University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Bowie State University. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Bowie State University Student Population

How Many Students Attend Bowie State University?

Bowie State University total enrollment is approximately 6,171 students.

4,329 are undergraduates and 476 are graduate students.

Bowie State University Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Bowie State University undergraduate population is made up of 61% women, and 39% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Bowie State University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 3,551
Hispanic 201
Multi-Ethnic 185
Unknown 133
International 110
White 75
Asian 59
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Bowie State University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 68% of full-time grad students are women, and 32% men.

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Bowie State University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 322
International 75
White 38
Hispanic 13
Multi-Ethnic 12
Unknown 11
Asian 4
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Below Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Bowie State University achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,289 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2289 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  34.87 out of 100
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A lower overall diversity school means the student body is not very diverse when it comes to race/ethnicity, ages, genders, and locations.

How Does Bowie State University Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Bowie State University is considered below average in terms of overall diversity on a national level. Some areas of diversity in the school may be better than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
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Bowie State University is ranked 3,212 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3212 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  15.26 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

Bowie State University is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.

Bowie State University Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 4,963
Hispanic 259
Multi-Ethnic 243
International 229
Unknown 184
White 176
Asian 96
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Bowie State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
Black or African American 411
White 67
Asian 16
Multi-Ethnic 3
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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Bowie State University ranks 1,917 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1917 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  49.43 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 3,820 female students and 2,351 male students at Bowie State University.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Bowie State University is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  83.99 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 337 female teachers and 244 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

7.19% Out of State
0.62% Out of the Country

Bowie State University ranks 1,706 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

7.19% of Bowie State University students come from out of state, and 0.62% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  21 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Maryland 889
District of Columbia 33
New York 13
Virginia 10
New Jersey 3

International Students at Bowie State University

Students from 28 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and India.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
48.24% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  80.14 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Bowie State University, 48.24% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,758
22-24 1,315
20-21 1,208
25-29 893
35 and over 556
30-34 346
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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