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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connection to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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Bowie State University

Bowie State University began as the Baltimore Normal School in Baltimore, Maryland in January, 1865. It started out of an organization called Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of Colored People. In 1868, the school relocated to Courtland and Saratoga street in Baltimore. The Freedmen's Bureau assisted the school in purchasing a building from the Society of Friends. The school reorganized as a Normal School to train blacks to become teachers in 1893. In 1908, The school requested permanent status and funding as an "institution for the training of Negro Teachers". It was approved by the State of Maryland and the Board of Education assumed control and moved the school to it's present day location in Prince Georges County and renamed it Normal School #3. In 1914, the school was renamed the Maryland Normal and Industrial School of Bowie. It's teaching program started out as a two program and by 1935 it was a four program. In 1935, the school was renamed again to the Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie. The liberal arts program began in 1963 when the school was named Bowie State College. Bowie State College began awarding graduate degrees in 1970. In 1988, the School was renamed Bowie State University and was placed in the Maryland University System. Bowie State University is one of the oldest HBCUs in the US. It is known for its Teachers programs, undergraduate, graduate and it's doctoral program. Christa McAuliffe, The Teacher Astronaut, received her Masters Degree from Bowie State College in 1978. Bowie State University is growing and is here to stay. Today Bowie has over 5600 students and an academic staff over 400 people. Bowie is a NCAA II Division school in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. This is a must see university. If you're in the Maryland and DC area, between Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. Arrange a campus tour and see this historical University.

Lets take a look at this University today:

Academia                                                                                                                  Athletics
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                       Men Sports           Women Sports
College of Business                                                                                     Basketball              Basketball
College of Education                                                                                  Cross Country        Cross Country
College of Professional Studies                                                                    Track and Field     Track and Field
                                                                                                                  Football                 Volleyball

Link Below is to the Hone Page Of Bowie state University
Home Page

Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
301-860-4000 or 1-877-77-BOWIE

Office of Admissions
Admission Page


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