At a Glance
As Maryland’s first historically black public university, Bowie State University empowers a diverse population of students to reach their potential by providing innovative academic programs and transformational experiences as they prepare for careers, lifelong learning, and civic responsibility.
BSU’s Points of Pride details recent accomplishments in our Race to Excellence.
Bowie State University is centrally located in Bowie, MD near Washington, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is less than five miles west of the University if using either the Greenbelt Route 193 exit or the Laurel Route 197 exit. Additionally, campus is conveniently accessible by MARC commuter rail, Metro bus and Metro rail.
- 22 undergraduate majors
- 19 master’s degrees
- 14 post-bachelor’s certificates
- 2 doctoral programs
- 6,320 Total
- 5,308 Undergraduate students
- 898 First-time, full-time freshmen
- 1,012 Graduate students
Tuition & Fees
2018-2019 Academic Year
- In-state – $8,234
- Out-of-state – $18,874
- In-state – $12,750
- Out-of-state – $19,638
- 50+ clubs and organizations including two student governing bodies and Greek organizations
Designated as a Military Friendly® School
NCAA Division II Athletics – Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA)
- 5 men’s and 8 women’s teams
- 22 conference championships since 1989
- Bulldog mascot