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Bowie State ranks above other Maryland colleges and universities in students’ earnings after graduation, according to The Economist.

(Updated 11/15/2015) Bowie State University was recently named among the best colleges and universities in the nation for value by The Economist.

According to its website, the newspaper ranked Bowie 61st out of 1,275 U.S. institutions for economic value, after measuring the gap between how much its former students earn and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere. 

Bowie State outranked all other colleges and universities in Maryland with a median earnings average of $47,000, approximately $6,000 more than the median projected earnings had they attended school elsewhere.

“We are excited that The Economist has recognized Bowie State University’s excellence in preparing students to compete in a global society,” Bowie State President Mickey L. Burnim said in a press release. “The ranking reaffirms that Bowie State University offers a high-quality education for one of the best values in the region.”

Other Maryland schools on the list included Notre Dame of Maryland University (68), Stevenson University (89), and Frostburg State University (100). The University of Maryland Eastern Shore ranked 118th, Coppin State University ranked 349th, Morgan State University ranked 662nd, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County ranked 737th.
The University of Maryland College Park fared poorly, ranking 1,059th. According to the newspaper, College Park graduates earn approximately $3,000 less than the median expected earnings of $62,219 had they gone somewhere else.