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Money Magazine Ranks Bowie State as a Best-value School

August 12, 2019
BSU is Maryland’s Only HBCU on the Best Colleges for Your Money List

Damita Chambers,, 301-832-2628 mobile

(BOWIE, Md.) – Recognizing the value of a Bowie State University education, Money magazine ranked the university among the nation’s top colleges and universities that best combine quality and affordability on its 2019-20 Best Colleges for Your Money list.

One female and two male students huddle around a computer screenBowie State University is Maryland’s only historically black university among 14 schools in the state that made the list, ranking #567 overall among four-year colleges and universities that provide students with the most value for their tuition dollars.

Money ranks the top 744 U.S. schools on 26 factors measuring educational quality, affordability and outcomes for graduates, which surveys show are the most important to parents and students. Those factors include earnings after graduation, net price of a degree and affordability for low-income students.

In building the ranking, Money analyzed data on graduation rates, tuition fees, family borrowing and alumni salaries drawn from multiple sources, including the U.S. Department of Education and

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, private or historically black college or university.

Bowie State University has continued to rank among the nation’s best comprehensive universities providing students with a high-quality education in a broad range of disciplines. The university appeared on the 2017 Best Colleges for Your Money list, and The Economist magazine previously ranked Bowie State 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