Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,096

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,877

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.69%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.2%

15,629 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

17,357

83.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.3%

1,992 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 (138 degrees awarded), Other Education (127 degrees), and General Psychology (125 degrees).

In 2017, 4,138 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,154 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,096, which is $-17,404 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $9,096, which is $-17,404 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,877.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,096

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was $9,096. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $-17,404 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,877

2017 Value

3.26%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,877. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew by 3.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,068

Room and Board

$1,010

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was of $8,068 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,010. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.86% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 72% 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.

8.69%

2016 Default Rate

421

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 8.69%, which represents 421 out of the 4847 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 15,629 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.21% annual growth. Out of those 15,629 applicants, 11,441 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.2% acceptance rate.

There were 17,357 students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

11,441

Accepted Out of 15,629

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 73.2% (11,441 admissions from 15,629 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.21%, while admissions declined by -1.62%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

451

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 17,357 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 14,430 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,927. This means that 83.1% 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 76.5% White, 8.12% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Two or More Races, 0.928% Asian, 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.6%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,357 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 14,430 and the part-time enrollment is 2,927. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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

    13,271

  2. Black or African American

    1,409

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    708

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 76.5% White, 8.12% Black or African American, 4.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Two or More Races, 0.928% Asian, 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 413 students (2.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 720 more women than men received degrees from Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are white (3,154 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 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 (138 degrees awarded), followed by Other Education (127 degrees) and General Psychology (125 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 (76 degrees awarded), English (179 degrees), and Education (790 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 (1,961,549 people), Secondary school teachers (356,038 people), Education administrators (277,119 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,316 people), and Other managers (152,400 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), English (179 degrees), Education (790 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (99 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), English (179 degrees), Education (790 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (99 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 (2,892,433 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,972 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (146,492 people), Computer Systems Design (141,853 people), and Insurance carriers (98,814 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (76 degrees awarded), English (179 degrees), Education (790 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees), and Math & Statistics (99 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,709

  2. 2,429

In 2017, 1,709 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,429).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Other Management Information Systems & Services, which is 2.16 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 131 degrees were awarded to women at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, which is 18.7 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% 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, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (70.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Male and Asian (70.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.96% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,154 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white (3,154 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 degrees).

3.21% of degree recipients (133 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,907 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,247 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white female (1,907 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,247 degrees).

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Operations

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $156M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14M (9%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $389M. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus employs 215 Associate professors, 179 Professors, and 137 Lecturers. Most academics at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (114), Female Associate professors(110), and Male Associate professors (105).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 245 employees, Service, with 218 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 202 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$156M

2017 Endowment

6.33%

growth from 2016

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $156M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew 6.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $130M 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. $6.21M - Federal

  2. $3.6M - State

  3. $4.55k - Local

As of 2017, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received $6.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.6M from state grants and contracts, and $4.55k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$162M

2017 Salaries

2.05%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a median of $162M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($389M) and a 2.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.73% decline from 2015 and a 2.81% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$60.4M

Instructional Salaries

744

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a total of $60.4M to 744 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

215 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

245 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 215 employees; Professor with 179 employees; and Professor with 137 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 245 employees; Service with 218 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 202 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 114 employees, Female Associate professor with 110 employees, and Male Associate professor with 105 employees.

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

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