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Determined pursuit of excellence defines the Bowie State University experience. Students from all backgrounds find the support you need to take on new challenges, discover your passions and create a boundless future.

Take the first steps to become part of this community of scholars by exploring our broad array of distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare you for high demand careers or further advanced study. No matter what degree you pursue, you’ll be embraced by an inclusive campus community committed to your success. You’ll feel empowered to (surpass your own expectations) reach new heights of achievement, and take your place as a leader in your chosen field.

When you choose Bowie State University you’ll FIND STRENGTH to excel in spite of obstacles and TAKE PRIDE in becoming a leader who will make a difference in your community, locally and globally.

Admissions Spotlight

Successful Alumni

Eunique Jones Gibson '07

Entrepreneur, “Because of Them We Can” Campaign

William Thomas ‘02

2009 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Why Bowie State?

  • Smart Value – high quality, affordable programs
  • Location – Suburban setting just outside Washington, DC on Metro Bus routes
  • Small class sizes - 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Diversity – 85 percent African American; 15 percent other ethnicities
  • Recognition – Ranked among the top 25 HBCUs by U.S. News and World Report