Points of Pride
Bowie State University supports Maryland’s workforce and economy by engaging in strategic partnerships, research and public service to benefit our local, state, national, and global communities. We are building a dynamic future on proud heritage and continue to be a leader in providing affordable, high-quality education to diverse students. Our students are driven to succeed and make a difference in the world.
Teaching & Research
#1 Nursing program among HBCUs (Top RN to BSN.com)
#3 among historically black colleges and universities (BestColleges.com)
One of the nation’s top 30 HBCUs (U.S. News & World Report)
Best value among Maryland’s four-year colleges and universities (The Economist)
A top 5 university in Maryland for graduating African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in nursing, biology and computer/information sciences (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)
Leader in green building design with the
Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing (LEED Platinum) and Student Center (LEED Gold) 80% of BSU graduates remain in Maryland and contribute to the state’s economic prosperity
cybersecurity programs are recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as models of excellence.
Bowie State is home to a patent for a silent wind turbine design, developed by a physics professor and a student, which can operate with low wind speeds and is small enough to power a single home.
Dozens of students have studied abroad in China since 2015, strengthening the university’s international engagement.
WBSU Radio now streams worldwide online and through a mobile app, enabling students to get comprehensive, hands-on experience in radio production and digital technology.
Criminal justice students, using the latest equipment in our forensic laboratory, develop expertise to become next-generation crime scene investigators. Award-winning theater professors prepare students for careers in the arts with opportunities to develop their own productions and perform them in the state-of-the-art Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The Fine and Performing Arts Center regularly welcomes the public to world-class shows and concerts in performance spaces that rival professional theaters.
To meet the growing demand for qualified special educators, the
College of Education launched tuition-free programs to prepare more teachers for children with disabilities and special needs. The
Bowie Business Innovation Center, a partnership with the city of Bowie, is Maryland’s first business accelerator at an HBCU. Students interested in starting a business get support from the Entrepreneurship Academy and its community partners.