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Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

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Founded in 1865 in Bowie, Mary., Bowie State University is a public school that is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland, and one of the 10 oldest in the country. The school offers 23 undergraduate majors and 35 master’s, doctoral and advanced certification programs. Campus life includes 90 student clubs and organizations, as well as 12 fraternities and sororities in the Greek system. Additionally, the school is located between the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The university has 5,400 students.

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Quick Facts


14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715-9465

2013-2014 Tuition

$17,538 Tuition and Fees

Students

4358 undergraduate students
38% male / 62% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
51.8% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1865

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Music Teacher Education, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, English Language and Literature, General, Biology, General, Mathematics, Biological and Physical Sciences, Psychology, General, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Sociology, Art/Art Studies, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, History, Journalism, Radio and Television

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 4,358
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,516
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 818
Percent of male undergraduates: 38%
Percent of female undergraduates: 62%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: basketball, cross country, football, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, bowling, cross country, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 1 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 2 4
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 3 1 1
Aggravated assault 9 6 7
Burglary 40 35 52
Motor vehicle theft 3 1 1
Arson 0 1 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 1 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 2 4
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 4 1 4
Burglary 32 24 46
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 1 0
Liquor law violations 1 1 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 1 0
Liquor law violations 1 1 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.