Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

National Universities



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
Institutional Control: Public
Year Founded: 1865

Admission

Academic calendar: Semester
rolling application deadline
53.6% accepted

2015-2016 Tuition

N/A Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees
$18,140 Tuition and Fees

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Summary


School Details

Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution: N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL: N/A

Programs Offered

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

Majors Offered

Psychology, general, Social work, History, Social sciences, general, Sociology, Art/art studies, general, English language and literature, general, Business, management, marketing, and related support services, Business administration and management, general, Journalism, Radio and television, Computer and information sciences, general, Elementary education and teaching, Music teacher education, Early childhood education and teaching, Science teacher education/general science teacher education, Biology, general, Mathematics, Biological and physical sciences

General Student Body Information

Gender distribution: 
Total number of undergraduates: 4,456
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,216
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 657

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 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 1 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 4 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 2
Aggravated assault 6 7 2
Burglary 35 52 16
Motor vehicle theft 1 1 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 1 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 4 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 4 0
Burglary 24 46 14
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0
Robbery 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0
Burglary 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0
Arson 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0
Liquor law violations 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.