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 Bowie State University

Bowie State University - Bowie, MD

14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465

General information:(301)860-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,608(4,452 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,039 $6,154 $6,347 -3%
Out-of-state $16,443 $16,677 $16,888 -1%
Books and supplies $2,800 $2,800 $2,845 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,134 $7,940 $8,340 -5%
Other $1,706 $1,876 $1,990 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $18,679 $18,770 $19,522 -5%
Off Campus $8,839 $8,954 $9,192 -11%
Off Campus with Family $8,839 $8,954 $9,192 -11%
Out-of-state
On Campus $29,083 $29,293 $30,063 -3%
Off Campus $19,243 $19,477 $19,733 0%
Off Campus with Family $19,243 $19,477 $19,733 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,547
In-state fees $1,800
Out-of-state tuition $15,088
Out-of-state fees $1,800
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,280
In-state fee $1,715
Out-of-state tuition $15,672
Out-of-state fees $1,715
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 557 92% --
Grant or scholarship aid 394 65% $3,210,454 $8,148
Federal grants 311 51% $1,520,914 $4,890
Pell grants 310 51% $1,376,134 $4,439
Other federal grants 129 21% $144,780 $1,122
State/local government grant or scholarships 221 36% $863,328 $3,906
Institutional grants or scholarships 208 34% $826,212 $3,972
Student loan aid 460 76% $2,910,553 $6,327
Federal student loans 460 76% $2,797,191 $6,081
Other student loans 11 2% $113,362 $10,306
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,734 62% $18,817,879 $6,883
Pell grants 2,107 48% $9,025,774 $4,284
Federal student loans 3,022 69% $21,551,022 $7,131

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,909 $12,116 $11,075
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $17,755 $18,611 $8,920
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,751 $18,605 $11,509
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,784 $18,649 $15,223
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,800 $18,662 $17,992
$110,001 and more $17,810 $18,671 $18,293

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,608
Undergraduate enrollment 4,452
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 449
Graduate enrollment 1,156
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,108 1,169 1,939
Percent admitted 50% 49% 51%
Percent admitted who enrolled 49% 20% 18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 532 91%
ACT 50 9%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 480
SAT Math 410 480
SAT Writing 340 460
ACT Composite 17 21
ACT English 16 20
ACT Math 15 19
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3827
Basketball 1512
Bowling -9
Football 91-
Softball -13
Tennis -8
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1961 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Maryland Board of Nursing

Registered Nursing Programs

07/01/1979 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

03/01/1994 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1988 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 1
Liquor law violations111
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 111
Liquor law violations 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 001
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 222
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 031
Aggravated assault 896
Burglary 264035
Motor vehicle theft 131
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 001
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 641
Burglary 143224
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11%
Number in default138
Number in repayment1,244

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00206200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-38---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-1---
Category total-39---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General0154---
Business/Commerce, General20----
Human Resources Development20----
Human Resources Management and Services, Other--0--
Management Information Systems, General24----
Category total641540--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-68---
Category total-68---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other20----
Category total20----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-19---
Computer and Information Sciences, General760--
Information Science/Studies--0--
Category total7250--
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services22----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General9----
Elementary Education and Teaching418---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-12---
Reading Teacher Education22----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0---
Secondary Education and Teaching10----
Special Education and Teaching, General12----
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---8-
Category total7930-8-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General19---
Category total19---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development-25---
Category total-25---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor8----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse365---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--0--
Category total11650--
History Colleges
History, General-10---
Category total-10---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General0-0--
Mathematics, General-8---
Category total080--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-2---
Category total-2---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology22-1-0
Psychology, General-92---
School Psychology6---5
Category total28921-5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration20-0--
Social Work-43---
Category total20430--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, Other-0---
Sociology-91---
Category total-91---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-16---
Design and Visual Communications, General-1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5---
Category total-22---
Grand total230683185