Mission Statement

Bowie State University provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels for a diverse student population of Marylanders and the global community. Building on its legacy as the state's oldest historically black institution, Bowie State is a regional comprehensive university with liberal arts educational programs designed to broaden the knowledge base and skill set of students across disciplines and to enable students to think critically, value diversity, become effective, socially responsible leaders, function competently in a highly technical world, and pursue graduate and professional study.

The University is committed to increasing the number of students who earn advanced degrees in all disciplines, with special focus on computer science, business, the health sciences, information technology, the natural sciences, education, and related interdisciplines. Academic integrity, the common good, constituent needs, market demands, and emerging challenges serve as important bases in the University's efforts to develop educational programs and improve student access to learning opportunities.