Bowie State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,427

1.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,137

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

36%

10,816 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,148

78% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.6%

227 Graduates

About

Bowie State University is a higher education institution located in Prince George's County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bowie State University were General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees awarded), Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (101 degrees), and General Psychology (73 degrees).

In 2017, 1,072 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowie State University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (831 degrees), 19.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,427, which is $-15,306 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,427, which is $-15,306 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,137.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,427

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bowie State University was $5,427. The cost of tuition at Bowie State University is $-15,306 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,137

2017 Value

0.477%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bowie State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,137. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bowie State University grew by 0.477%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,657

Room and Board

$2,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowie State University was of $11,657 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.154% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Bowie State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.08% with respect to 2016, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

14.2%

2016 Default Rate

243

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bowie State University was 14.2%, which represents 243 out of the 1714 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bowie State University received 10,816 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 60.6% annual growth. Out of those 10,816 applicants, 3,894 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36% acceptance rate.

There were 6,148 students enrolled at Bowie State University in 2017, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowie State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,894

Accepted Out of 10,816

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowie State University was 36% (3,894 admissions from 10,816 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 60.6%, while admissions grew by 40.1%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

955

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Bowie State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowie State University has a total enrollment of 6,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,798 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,350. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.2% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.96% White, 1.15% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0976% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bowie State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (48.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (20%) and White Female (4.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,798 and the part-time enrollment is 1,350. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bowie State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bowie State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    5,054

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    227

  3. Two or More Races

    225

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University is 82.2% Black or African American, 3.69% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Two or More Races, 2.96% White, 1.15% Asian, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0976% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 121 students (1.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 360 more women than men received degrees from Bowie State University. The majority of degree recipients at Bowie State University are black or african american (831 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowie State University is General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees awarded), followed by Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (101 degrees) and General Psychology (73 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowie State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), and Human Sciences (46 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Social workers, all other (262,134 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,516 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (156,331 people), Other managers (149,946 people), and Postsecondary teachers (99,702 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Elementary & secondary schools (579,966 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (254,710 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (248,850 people), Individual & family services (219,500 people), and Outpatient care centers (183,190 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Psychology (99 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bowie State University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowie State University was General Business Administration & Management with 106 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 356

  2. 716

In 2017, 356 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University, which is 0.497 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (716).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.828 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Bowie State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.15 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Bowie State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowie State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    831 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

  3. White

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowie State University is black or african american (831 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

2.05% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    564 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    267 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowie State University is black or african american female (564 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (267 degrees).

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Operations

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.32M (15%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bowie State University had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Bowie State University employs 79 Assistant professors, 51 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Bowie State University are Male Assistant professors (40), Female Assistant professors(39), and Female Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 97 employees, Management, with 84 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.78M

2017 Endowment

13.7%

growth from 2016

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at about $8.78M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowie State University grew 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $8.11M - Federal

  2. $2.16M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bowie State University received $8.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.16M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.3M

2017 Salaries

0.857%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bowie State University paid a median of $48.3M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 0.857% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.39% growth from 2015 and a 5.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.4M

Instructional Salaries

213

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bowie State University paid a total of $16.4M to 213 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

79 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowie State University were Assistant professor with 79 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University were Business and Financial Operations with 97 employees; Management with 84 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowie State University was Male Assistant professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 31 employees.

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