Bowie State University has been recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive college guidebook created to help first-generation college-bound students from low-income families achieve their aspirations.

“We are proud to be profiled in the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide,” said Don Kiah, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Bowie State, in a press statement.  “This provides a significant opportunity to showcase Bowie State University’s quality programs, affordable cost, comprehensive financial aid, and scholarship opportunities to prospective parents and students, assisting them in realizing their dreams of obtaining a college education.”

In addition to being recognized by the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, the Prince George’s County school is making significant strides to ensure its students beat the odds and graduate. Monica Turner, director of Bowie State’s TRIO-Student Support Services program, said the school is finding new opportunities every day.

“As the director of TRIO, a program designed to assist low-income, first-generation college-bound students, at Bowie State University, I am especially excited about the partnership with the Center for Student Opportunity and the profile in the 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide,” said Turner in a statement.“These opportunities, combined with the recent Walmart Minority Student Success Award granted to the university, will significantly enhance our efforts to enroll, retain and graduate our students.”