Located just north of the city of Bowie in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Bowie State University has long been a leader in academics. Now it can add another point to the already-long list of reasons to attend – Bowie State has been chosen by Forbes as one of the best schools in the United States.
How Bowie State was Chosen
In choosing schools for this list, Forbes looked at very specific set of criteria. Schools were chosen based on several different aspects, including student life on campus and life after attending the schools in question.
Post-Graduate Success played a big role in choosing schools for the list. This aspect took into account how well students did in their professional careers after graduation, and included specifics such as prominence in a graduate’s chosen field and their salary.
Student Satisfaction also played a crucial role. In determining this, Forbes looked at how professors were evaluated by students and how many students elected to stay at a particular school for the full duration of their education.
Debt was also factored in. Schools at which students carried a high level of student loan debt were ranked lower than those whose students were managing their debt well. Students who receive prestigious awards or scholarships also factored into the rankings, as did schools whose students went on to earn higher degrees and Ph.Ds. Four-year graduation was also examined; the more students who earned their degree and graduated within four years, the higher the school’s overall score.
About Bowie State
For students and faculty at Bowie State University, the listing comes as little surprise. Student satisfaction at Bowie is high, and staff report that they thoroughly enjoy their jobs. Bowie offers something for everybody with credits that transfer easily throughout Maryland (a real bonus for students looking to transfer from community colleges or to institutes of higher education).
Whether you’re still in high school, already in the business world and looking to advance your career, or attending a school that’s just not the right fit for you, Bowie State University is a great choice. Easily accessibly by car, bus and other public transportation, Bowie offers twenty undergraduate degrees and thirty advanced programs, all of which are highly marketable in today’s workplace. Classes are small, professors are involved and the entire campus is joined together in striving for nothing but the best in academic excellence.
Photo by BSU senior Julian Walker-Rodwell — at Bowie State University
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