Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,278
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,427
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
71.8%
17,179 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
17,733
80% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.7%
1,966 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 (161 degrees awarded), General Psychology (130 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (122 degrees).

In 2019, 4,361 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,383 degrees), 11.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,278, which is $−19,222 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,278, which is $−19,222 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,427.

In 2019, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,278
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was $9,278. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $−19,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,427
2019 Value
0.463%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,427. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew by 0.463%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,478
Room and Board
$910
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was of $8,478 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $910. The cost of room and board increased by 2.91% 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

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.82% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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-Main Campus 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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Admissions

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received 17,179 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.851% annual growth. Out of those 17,179 applicants, 12,338 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 17,733 students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2019, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,338
Accepted Out of 17,179

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 71.8% (12,338 admissions from 17,179 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.851%, while admissions grew by 0.219%.

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage
708
Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 17,733 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 14,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,554. This means that 80% 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 78.3% White, 7.14% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% 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 (44.9%), followed by White Male (34.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (2.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,733 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 14,179 and the part-time enrollment is 3,554. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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-Main Campus was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    13,886
  2. Black or African American
    1,267
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    747

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 78.3% White, 7.14% Black or African American, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 410 students (2.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 937 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 (3,383 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 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 (161 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (130 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (122 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 (71 degrees awarded), English (200 degrees), and Education (802 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 (1,514,865 people), Secondary school teachers (536,380 people), Education administrators (280,682 people), Special education teachers (207,911 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (191,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), English (200 degrees), Education (802 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (162 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), English (200 degrees), Education (802 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (162 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 (2,843,000 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (355,553 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,720 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (160,209 people), and Construction (113,990 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (71 degrees awarded), English (200 degrees), Education (802 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (46 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (162 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. 161 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 130 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 122 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs with 161 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,712
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,649
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,712 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Other Management Information Systems & Services, which is 1.83 times more than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 158 degrees were awarded to women at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, which is 52.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 35% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Female and White (62.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 1.88% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,383 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    286 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white (3,383 degrees awarded). There were 11.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,096 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,287 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white female (2,096 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,287 degrees).

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Operations

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $175M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.4M (7.05%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $394M. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus employs 269 Associate professors, 260 Professors, and 231 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (145), Female Associate professors(144), and Male Associate professors (125).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 290 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 246 employees, and Service with 196 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$175M
2019 Endowment
7.94%
growth from 2018

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $175M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew 7.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $136M 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. $5.86M - Federal
  2. $3.65M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received $5.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.65M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$169M
2019 Salaries
5.09%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a median of $169M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($394M) and a 5.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.613% decline from 2017 and a 2.05% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.1M
Instructional Salaries
760
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a total of $65.1M to 760 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
269 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
290 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 269 employees; Professor with 260 employees; and Professor with 231 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Management with 290 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 246 employees; and Service with 196 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 145 employees, Female Associate professor with 144 employees, and Male Associate professor with 125 employees.

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

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