Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,272
4.6% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,485
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.28%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.7%
17,447 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,920
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.2%
2,102 Graduates

About

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Wood County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (237 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (82 degrees), and Augmentative Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering (77 degrees).

In 2022, 4,566 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,652 degrees), 12.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (285 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $11,272, which is $−18,878 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $11,272, which is $−18,878 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,485.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,272
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was $11,272. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is $−18,878 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,485
2022 Value
22.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,485. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus grew by 22.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,384
Room and Board
$690
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was of $9,384 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.871% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $690. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.22% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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.
2.28%
2019 Default Rate
102
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 2.28%, which represents 102 out of the 4475 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus received 17,447 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.64% annual growth. Out of those 17,447 applicants, 13,723 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,920 students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
13,723
Accepted Out of 17,447

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was 78.7% (13,723 admissions from 17,447 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.64%, while admissions declined by −4.73%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
568
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a total enrollment of 16,920 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 13,036 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,884. This means that 77% 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 76.6% White, 6.2% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0768% 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 (46.3%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 13,036 and the part-time enrollment is 3,884. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 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 (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    12,965 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,049 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    799 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 76.6% White, 6.2% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0768% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 491 students (2.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 936 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 (3,652 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (285 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (237 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (82 degrees) and Augmentative Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering (77 degrees).

In 2022,  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), English (172 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 degrees).

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 (1,622,058 people), Secondary school teachers (503,481 people), Education administrators (279,006 people), Special education teachers (189,490 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (169,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in 2022 are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), English (172 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 degrees), Education (850 degrees), and Transportation (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Personal financial advisors, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), English (172 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 degrees), Education (850 degrees), and Transportation (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,869,252 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (350,207 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (182,224 people), Computer Systems Design (111,135 people), and Child day care services (103,277 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Communication Technologies (58 degrees awarded), English (172 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (209 degrees), Education (850 degrees), and Transportation (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 2022, 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,815
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,751
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,815 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,751).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.44 times more than the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men 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

44%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 44% 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, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,652 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    285 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white (3,652 degrees awarded). There were 12.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (285 degrees).

2.21% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,213 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,439 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is white female (2,213 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1439 degrees).

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Operations

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $202M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.3%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of 384M. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus employs 200 Associate professors, 194 Professors and 163 Lecturers. Most academics at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are Male Professor (115), Female Associate professor (104), and Female Lecturer (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 189 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 179 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 167 employees.

Endowment

$202M
2022 Endowment
12.9%
decline from 2021

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $202M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus declined 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $171M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$170M
2022 Salaries
1.05%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a median of $170M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($384M) and a 1.05% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$68.2M
Instructional Salaries
734
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus paid a total of $68.2M to 734 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
200 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
189 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Associate professor with 200 employees, Professor with 194 employees, and Lecturer with 163 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 179 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 167 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 115 employees, Female Associate professor with 104 employees, and Female Lecturer with 97 employees.

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

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