Recognized as the oldest historically Black College/University in Maryland, Bowie State University has been providing learning opportunities since 1865 to a diverse student body coming from various ethnic backgrounds. It occupies a serene, pastoral campus in Jericho Park Road in Bowie, Maryland right in the heart of the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis region. The university is therefore located within easy reach of the exciting metropolitan areas.
Bowie State University offers 25 undergraduate majors as well as 30 master’s, doctoral and advanced certification programs. Its total enrolment is more than 5,000 including full-time and part-time students. Student/faculty ratio is 15:1. At least 92% full-time professors hold a master’s degree and about 64% hold PhD’s as well. Its various programs are offered through its schools and colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and the College of Professional Studies.
Tuition costs vary for in-state and out-of-state students. In-state undergraduate students pay $ 4,286.00 for tuition, $ 1,653.00 for required fees and $ 189.00 per additional credit hour. Out-of-state undergraduate students pay $ 13,976.00 for tuition, the same amount for other required fees and $ 589.00 per additional credit hour. Tuition for in-state graduate students is $ 7,632.00 with additional credit hours costing $ 353.00 per hour. Their out-of-state counterparts pay $ 14,592.00 for tuition and $ 596.00 for every additional credit hour. Both are charged $ 1,054.00 for other required fees. Regardless of residency, books and supplies cost about $ 2,678.00 while room and board cost $ 6,573.00
Bowie State University has come a long way from its beginnings as an outgrowth of the first school that opened in Baltimore, Maryland. Its first classes were held in the African Baptist Church. During its early years, it was a normal school that trained Negro teachers. It was only in the year 1963 that a liberal arts program was introduced and the institution formally adapted the name Bowie State College. It gained university status in 1988.
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