Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 17,644
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,705 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

76%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,291 applications and 11,629 students were granted admission. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is at the #74 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 11% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT900 to 1150
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

$45
Undergrad students
$45
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $9,096.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$17,313
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,096
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,632
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 34% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,191 (which is 5.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 2,397, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,739 (which is 8.2% above the national average.)

$4,191
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,739
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
95%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 17,644 students (14,573 students full-time and 3,071 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 17,644 students, 637 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 14,852 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,792 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,282 students for distance studies.

17,644
Total Enrollment
637
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 75%

Black/African American: 8%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 11% 393 186
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 8% 278
Engineering 7% 250
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 235 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 5% 162
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 5% 161 23
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 4% 160
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 153
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 142 126
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 132 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

55%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
12%
Dropout rate
31%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,200. Last year, out of the total 5,448 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,121 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,074 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,588 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,200 $39,400
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 5,448 6,074

Campus Location

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19.7 mile away
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67.2 mile away
Henry Ford College
68.7 mile away
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72.9 mile away