COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. All courses are now online, and employees are teleworking. Residential move-out is being rescheduled.

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.

  • #1 safest college or university campus in Maryland (
  • #2 among public historically black colleges and universities ranked as best-value schools (
  • #3 among historically black colleges and universities (
  • #3 fastest-growing four-year college or university in Maryland (Baltimore Business Journal)
  • One of the nation’s top 25 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
  • Bowie State’s cybersecurity programs are recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as models of excellence.