Bowling Green State University

220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, OH 43403

School Details

Bowling Green State University was originally founded in 1910 as a teacher-training institution. The first classes were held in 1914 and the first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1917. After establishing a name for themselves, Bowling Green attained full university status in 1947 and they formed their Graduate School later that year. Bowling Green State University is a four year public university, located in northern Ohio, about 85 miles south of Detroit and 115 miles west of Cleveland. Bowling Green State University focuses on providing experiences that enhance their students’ lives. It is their mission to instill Students with the skills necessary to be prepared for lifelong career growth, and lives of engaged citizenship and leadership. A strong focus on their core values of respect, collaboration, intellectual and personal growth, creativity and innovation and the pursuit of excellence help them meet their mission.

Even though 85% of the more than 20,000 students at Bowling Green State University, including 2,000 from their satellite location in Huron, Ohio, are from Ohio, there is still a diverse culture with students representing 50 states and 70 countries, and 22% of the population representing a minority status. Incoming students are admitted at a rate of 75.5% and their retention rate is around 72%. The students at Bowling Green State University have a four year completion rate of 36% and a six year completion rate of 60.5%.

Undergraduates at Bowling Green can choose from more than 200 degrees, and master’s students can choose from about 50 graduate programs. Class sizes are kept small at Bowling Green State University due to an 18:1 student to faculty ratio. In addition to in class learning, Bowling Green offers Intensive co-op, internship and practicum placements to allow their students to gain real world experience. Bowling Green State University understands the demands on their students’ schedules, especially of their 3,189 adult age students, which is why they offer over 25 distance learning and online programs for Bachelor’s degrees, Masters degrees, certificates, and endorsements 

Along with their large choice of course offerings, Bowling Green State has over 350 student clubs and organizations for student involvement. Among extracurricular activities are 56 popular intramural sports.

The tuition and fees that come with becoming a student at Bowling Green State University are $4,457 per semester for in-state residents and $8,111 per semester for out of state undergraduate students. At the Graduate level, students are charged $5,084 and $8,738 for resident and non-resident students, per semester, respectively. The students who opt for the distance learning degrees will be charged $4,447 per semester for in-state students and $4,577 per semester for out of state students. Currently 70% of the student population at Bowling Green University receives some sort of financial aid. Bowling Green is proud to also award more than $30 million in scholarships each year, all ranging from $300 to the full tuition and fees amount.

Through their strong focus on producing successful and capable students, Bowling Green State University has been nationally recognized for First Year Success for their entering students. They also had their online master's degree in education program named as one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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