Bowling Green State University-Firelands

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,688
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.69%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,167
44.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
11.2%
39 Graduates

About

Bowling Green State University-Firelands is a higher education institution located in Erie County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bowling Green State University-Firelands were .

In 2019, 226 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Firelands. 73.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (180 degrees), 10.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $4,800, which is $−3,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $4,800, which is $−3,024 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,688.

In 2019, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $−3,024 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$12,688
2019 Value
12.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bowling Green State University-Firelands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,688. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Firelands grew by 12.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,778
Room and Board
$910
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was of $10,778 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $910. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Firelands received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.69%
2017 Default Rate
373
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was 7.69%, which represents 373 out of the 4851 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Firelands has a total enrollment of 2,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 970 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,197. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.8% White, 7.2% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.831% Asian, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 970 and the part-time enrollment is 1,197. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Bowling Green State University-Firelands had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,707
  2. Black or African American
    156
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 78.8% White, 7.2% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.831% Asian, 0.415% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 52 students (2.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 106 more women than men received degrees from Bowling Green State University-Firelands. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees), and Communication Technologies (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,492,418 people), Secondary school teachers (479,597 people), Education administrators (260,158 people), Special education teachers (211,781 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (211,251 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Engineering Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Engineering Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Elementary & secondary schools (2,756,397 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (227,756 people), Child day care services (122,531 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,999 people), and Computer Systems Design (87,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Engineering Technologies (37 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (112 degrees), Communication Technologies (3 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), and Education (27 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bowling Green State University-Firelands.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

60
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
166
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, which is 0.361 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.455 times less than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.2 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (16.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is Female and White (16.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    180 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 10.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

1.33% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white female (134 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (46 degrees).

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