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Bowie State University Ranks Among Best Colleges for Your Money

July 19, 2017

Money Magazine Lists Top Schools on Value Added, Alumni Success

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(BOWIE, Md.) – Reaffirming the value of a Bowie State University education, Money magazine ranked the university among the nation’s top schools on its 2017 Best Colleges for Your Money list.

Students and Professor in a ClassBowie State University is ninth among Maryland schools and the state’s only historically black university on the list, ranking #462 overall.

The ranking analyzed 711 top colleges and universities on 27 factors measuring quality of education, affordability and outcomes for graduates, including earnings after graduation and socio-economic mobility. Money analyzed data drawn from publicly available sources, such as the U.S. Department of Education and

“Bowie State University continues to garner recognition for preparing our students to succeed in a changing world,” said Bowie State President Aminta H. Breaux. “When our students graduate, they are ready to make an impact in their fields and their communities.”

Money describes its rankings as the “first to combine the most accurate pricing estimates” with “reliable indicators of alumni financial success.” It also includes a “unique analysis of how much ‘value’ a college adds” when compared to similar schools.

To earn a spot on the list, colleges or universities had to meet the following criteria: have at least 500 students; have sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed; not be in financial distress; and have a graduation rate that is at least the median for its institutional category, either public or private.

Bowie State University consistently ranks among the nation’s best comprehensive universities providing with students a high-quality education in a broad range of disciplines. The Economist magazine has previously ranked the university as the best value for colleges in Maryland.


About Bowie State University

Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, seeking a high-quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university places special emphasis on the science, technology, cybersecurity, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit