Bowie State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,321

1.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,200

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.9%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.3%

6,735 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,669

76.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

37.2%

226 Graduates

About

Bowie State University is a higher education institution located in Prince George's County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bowie State University were General Business Administration & Management (126 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (112 degrees), and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (99 degrees).

In 2016, 1,242 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowie State University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (922 degrees), 13.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,321, which is $-14,839 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $5,321, which is $-14,839 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,200.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,321

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bowie State University was $5,321. The cost of tuition at Bowie State University is $-14,839 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$13,200

2016 Value

7.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bowie State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,200. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bowie State University grew by 7.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,675

Room and Board

$2,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowie State University was of $11,675 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Bowie State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.9%

2015 Default Rate

191

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bowie State University was 11.9%, which represents 191 out of the 1606 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bowie State University received 6,735 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 152% annual growth. Out of those 6,735 applicants, 2,779 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,669 students enrolled at Bowie State University in 2016, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowie State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,779

Accepted Out of 6,735

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowie State University was 41.3% (2,779 admissions from 6,735 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 152%, while admissions grew by 81%.

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SAT Scores

84%

Submission Percentage

808

Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Bowie State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowie State University has a total enrollment of 5,669 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,351 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,318. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.1% Black or African American, 4% Two or More Races, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% White, 1.18% Asian, 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0706% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bowie State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (52.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (42.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowie State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,669 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,351 and the part-time enrollment is 1,318. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Bowie State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bowie State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bowie State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4,713

  2. Two or More Races

    227

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    177

The enrolled student population at Bowie State University is 83.1% Black or African American, 4% Two or More Races, 3.12% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% White, 1.18% Asian, 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0706% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 106 students (1.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 342 more women than men received degrees from Bowie State University. The majority of degree recipients at Bowie State University are black or african american (922 degrees awarded). There were 13.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowie State University is General Business Administration & Management (126 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (112 degrees) and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (99 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowie State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), and Psychology (116 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Software developers, applications & systems software (422,311 people), Social workers (311,203 people), Miscellaneous managers (234,036 people), Counselors (205,551 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (186,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Computer Systems Design (528,336 people), Elementary & secondary schools (463,378 people), Hospitals (286,303 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,346 people), and Individual & family services (233,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowie State University are Communication Technologies (99 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (44 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (111 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bowie State University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowie State University was General Business Administration & Management with 126 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 450

  2. 792

In 2016, 450 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (792).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Bowie State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Bowie State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.11 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from Bowie State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowie State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.885% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    922 degrees awarded

  2. White

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowie State University is black or african american (922 degrees awarded). There were 13.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (67 degrees).

0.966% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    604 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    318 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowie State University is black or african american female (604 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (318 degrees).

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Operations

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.67M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $738k (9.61%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bowie State University had a total expenditure of $98.9M. Of that $98.9M, they spent $47.1M on salaries and $98.9M on benefits.

Bowie State University employs 80 Assistant professors, 59 Associate professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at Bowie State University are Female Assistant professors (45), Female Associate professors(35), and Male Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 96 employees, Management, with 85 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.67M

2015 Endowment

1.42%

decline from 2014

Bowie State University has an endowment valued at about $7.67M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowie State University declined 1.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.33M - Federal

  2. $1.1M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bowie State University received $6.33M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$47.1M

Salary Expenditure

$98.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bowie State University had a total expenditure of $98.9M. Of that $98.9M, they spent $47.1M on salaries and $98.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bowie State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$47.1M

2015 Salaries

5.82%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bowie State University paid a median of $47.1M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($98.9M) and a 5.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.84% growth from 2013 and a 9.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.5M

Instructional Salaries

220

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bowie State University paid a total of $16.5M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

96 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowie State University were Assistant professor with 80 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowie State University were Business and Financial Operations with 96 employees; Management with 85 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowie State University was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Female Associate professor with 35 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bowie State University.

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