Established in 1865, Bowie State University is one of the oldest HBCUs in the United States. BSU grants undergraduate and graduate degrees across its four academic colleges. Among its 23 undergraduate programs, BSU’s most popular majors include Radio and Television Broadcasting, Business Administration and Psychology. With more than 90 student groups and organizations, BSU students have ample opportunity to get involved on campus and in the community. If you want to go Greek, Bowie State is home to all of the historically black fraternities and sororities. Bowie State University’s mission is to provide its students with affordable, high-quality education. BSU’s curriculum is designed to widen student knowledge while instilling critical thinking skills, empowering students to perform efficiently in their field and become leaders in society.

Location: Bowie, MD

Type of Institution: Four-year, public HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $3,219

     • Out-of-State: $8,444

Size: 5,600+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 91%

Percentage of Men: 39%

Percentage of Women: 61%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Professional Studies

Housing: On-campus housing provided

Student Groups/Organizations:

     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Iota Phi Theta

     • Others: Gospel Choir, Brassworks Ensemble, University Bands, S. Randolph Edmonds Players, African Student Association, Black Male Agenda, Christ Side Ministries, Honors Students Organization

City Life: Art galleries, farmers market, museums, theater (Bowie Playhouse), concerts, located 45 minutes from Baltimore, MD