Bowie State University

School Name: Bowie State University

Founding: 1865

State: Maryland

City: Bowie


School History: Bowie State University is a public historically black university in Prince George’s County, Maryland, north of Bowie. It is part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1865, Bowie State is Maryland’s oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. In terms of demographics, the Bowie State student population is 61% female, and 82% Black or African American.

Schools/Academic Programs: 

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies