Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,463
1.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,580
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.85%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.3%
17,341 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
18,142
76.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.5%
1,827 Graduates

About

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Wood County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs (184 degrees awarded), Other Education (155 degrees), and General Psychology (128 degrees).

In 2020, 4,535 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,617 degrees), 12.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,463, which is $−19,166 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,463, which is $−19,166 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,580.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,463
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was $9,463. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $−19,166 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,580
2020 Value
0.878%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,580. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew by 0.878%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,431
Room and Board
$727
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was of $8,431 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $727. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.554% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.35% with respect to 2019, when 69% 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.
6.85%
2018 Default Rate
316
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 6.85%, which represents 316 out of the 4615 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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Admissions

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received 17,341 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.943% annual growth. Out of those 17,341 applicants, 13,057 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 18,142 students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2020, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,057
Accepted Out of 17,341

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 75.3% (13,057 admissions from 17,341 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.943%, while admissions grew by 5.83%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
754
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 18,142 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 13,947 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,195. This means that 76.9% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (34.2%) and Black or African American Female (4.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,142 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 13,947 and the part-time enrollment is 4,195. This means that 76.9% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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-Main Campus was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    14,151
  2. Black or African American
    1,245
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    785

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 78% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0551% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1005 more women than men received degrees from Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white (3,617 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs (184 degrees awarded), followed by Other Education (155 degrees) and General Psychology (128 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), and English (177 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-Main Campus are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,750,021 people), Secondary school teachers (404,899 people), Education administrators (267,966 people), Postsecondary teachers (163,114 people), and Special education teachers (155,745 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), English (177 degrees), Education (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (39 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-Main Campus are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), English (177 degrees), Education (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (39 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-Main Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (2,807,551 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,223 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (153,802 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (131,759 people), and Child day care services (96,080 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (57 degrees), English (177 degrees), Education (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (39 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-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 155 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 128 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs with 184 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,765
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,770
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,765 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,770).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Other Management Information Systems & Services, which is 1.18 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 172 degrees were awarded to women at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, which is 14.3 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% of students graduating from Bowling Green State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Female and White (67.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.52% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,617 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    290 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white (3,617 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (290 degrees).

1.83% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,246 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,371 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    179 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white female (2,246 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,371 degrees).

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Operations

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $183M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.5M (5.74%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $407M. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus employs 272 Professors, 255 Associate professors, and 188 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (145), Female Associate professors(132), and Female Professors (127).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 283 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 212 employees, and Service with 186 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$183M
2020 Endowment
4.7%
growth from 2019

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $183M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew 4.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $119M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.57M - Federal
  2. $3.33M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received $6.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.33M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$170M
2020 Salaries
0.106%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($407M) and a 0.106% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.09% growth from 2018 and a 0.613% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64M
Instructional Salaries
715
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a total of $64M to 715 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
272 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
283 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Professor with 272 employees; Associate professor with 255 employees; and Associate professor with 188 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Management with 283 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 212 employees; and Service with 186 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 145 employees, Female Associate professor with 132 employees, and Female Professor with 127 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.

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