Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,779
Graduate Enrollment: 3,180
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Fringe (in urban cluster up to 10 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.73%

Male/Female: 40% / 60% (2017)

First generation college students: 30.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,131
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1020 - 1210

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 49.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 30.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 19.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 12.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 80.0%
Black: 7.3%
Hispanic: 4.5%
Asian: 1.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.3%
Non-resident alien: 1.1%
Unknown race: 2.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,732
In-State tuition: $13,061
Out-of-State tuition: $21,049

Estimated books and supplies: $690 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,974 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,238 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,794 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,238 (2022)

Average Family Income: $79,170 (2017)
Median Family Income: $63,845 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 23.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 50.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,684
$30k-48k $12,261
$48k-75k $15,865
$75k-110k $18,214
$110k+ $19,429

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 62%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $17,465 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $18,625 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 61.3% (2015)
@3 year 66.9% (2017)
@5 year 73.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 38.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 42.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,537 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,702 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 15 $33,500 $329 $42,732 ($3,561) $83,261 ($6,938)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 30 $25,998 $274 $23,547 ($1,962) $42,012 ($3,501)
Master's Degree Architecture. 4
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 15 $27,000 $266 $51,792 ($4,316)
Bachelor's Degree Interior Architecture. 27 $27,000 $286 $38,532 ($3,211) $46,252 ($3,854)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 8
Master's Degree Area Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 6
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 15 $52,611 ($4,384)
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 20 $27,000 $286 $34,594 ($2,883) $42,357 ($3,530)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 29 $27,000 $286 $31,719 ($2,643)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 21 $22,519 $239 $40,801 ($3,400) $48,266 ($4,022)
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 1 $37,069 ($3,089)
Bachelor's Degree Graphic Communications. 71 $26,981 $279 $37,392 ($3,116) $43,025 ($3,585)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 69 $26,404 $270 $62,420 ($5,202)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 3
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 31 $23,750 $184 $66,411 ($5,534) $78,595 ($6,550)
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14 $26,500 $276 $37,629 ($3,136)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Master's Degree Physics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 130 $25,295 $252 $26,175 ($2,181) $39,162 ($3,264)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 14
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 119 $26,000 $265 $34,424 ($2,869) $51,323 ($4,277)
Bachelor's Degree Fire Protection. 12
Master's Degree Public Administration. 14 $33,372 ($2,781)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 56 $27,000 $286 $38,250 ($3,188) $45,206 ($3,767)
Master's Degree Social Work. 22 $447 $47,840 ($3,987)
Master's Degree Criminology. 28 $302 $54,882 ($4,574)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 33 $23,625 $250 $51,677 ($4,306) $62,885 ($5,240)
Master's Degree Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 7 $42,753 ($3,563)
Master's Degree Music. 58 $369 $30,544 ($2,545) $37,503 ($3,125)
Doctoral Degree Music. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 56 $27,000 $276 $30,975 ($2,581) $49,282 ($4,107)
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 19 $319 $41,061 ($3,422)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 41 $23,943 $246 $46,952 ($3,913)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 35 $365 $52,784 ($4,399) $59,899 ($4,992)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 31 $25,750 $270 $44,013 ($3,668) $54,093 ($4,508)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 13 $44,305 ($3,692)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 17 $57,572 ($4,798) $63,182 ($5,265)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 15 $466 $41,387 ($3,449)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 17 $30,500 $246
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 58 $348 $47,243 ($3,937)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 35
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 29 $26,000 $274 $21,029 ($1,752) $45,597 ($3,800)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53 $25,848 $265 $61,114 ($5,093) $58,544 ($4,879)
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 63 $26,000 $236 $32,220 ($2,685) $46,675 ($3,890)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 33 $25,769 $245 $36,294 ($3,025) $52,583 ($4,382)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 143 $25,000 $252 $55,790 ($4,649) $70,489 ($5,874)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 25 $466 $82,323 ($6,860) $95,620 ($7,968)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 86 $22,251 $225 $54,377 ($4,531) $66,692 ($5,558)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 60 $25,000 $246 $52,782 ($4,399) $70,034 ($5,836)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 30 $27,000 $281 $53,263 ($4,439)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 35 $20,000 $212 $61,460 ($5,122) $81,316 ($6,776)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 105 $26,000 $265 $35,695 ($2,975) $40,145 ($3,345)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 58
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 37 $27,000 $286 $37,722 ($3,144) $41,782 ($3,482)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 79 $233 $46,953 ($3,913) $46,639 ($3,887)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 6
Bachelor's Degree Education, Other. 109 $27,000 $276 $28,214 ($2,351) $38,464 ($3,205)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 52 $27,000 $282 $64,759 ($5,397) $74,968 ($6,247)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 23
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering. 38 $27,000 $276 $66,815 ($5,568) $81,390 ($6,783)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 91 $26,000 $272 $27,576 ($2,298) $39,427 ($3,286)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 23 $24,455 $243 $20,532 ($1,711) $30,573 ($2,548)
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 126 $27,000 $276 $32,444 ($2,704) $43,991 ($3,666)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 38 $268 $38,364 ($3,197)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 85 $31,000 $315 $26,554 ($2,213) $35,902 ($2,992)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 122 $26,000 $260 $28,817 ($2,401) $39,286 ($3,274)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 31 $24,000 $219 $49,764 ($4,147) $60,748 ($5,062)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 7
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 1
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Statistics. 2
Master's Degree Statistics. 24
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 20 $26,973 $285 $31,901 ($2,658) $38,561 ($3,213)
Master's Degree Gerontology. 9
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 24 $406 $48,082 ($4,007)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Nutrition Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 12 $26,000 $257
Master's Degree Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 15
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 83 $26,000 $276 $28,792 ($2,399) $37,755 ($3,146)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 79 $25,024 $265 $28,854 ($2,405) $47,136 ($3,928)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 3
Master's Degree Philosophy. 1
Doctoral Degree Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 16 $26,000 $257 $41,064 ($3,422) $55,512 ($4,626)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 16 $303 $40,698 ($3,392)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 49 $25,000 $252 $30,572 ($2,548) $53,307 ($4,442)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 24 $27,000 $286 $27,694 ($2,308) $40,717 ($3,393)
Master's Degree Sociology. 3
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 26 $25,000 $228 $44,052 ($3,671)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 16 $27,000 $285 $18,896 ($1,575) $26,082 ($2,174)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 3
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 55 $27,000 $286 $36,281 ($3,023) $44,382 ($3,699)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 17 $38,988 ($3,249)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 18 $25,250 $268 $23,400 ($1,950) $24,439 ($2,037)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 31 $26,000 $276 $19,956 ($1,663) $39,043 ($3,254)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 46 $27,000 $286 $28,479 ($2,373) $32,187 ($2,682)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 28 $27,000 $286 $17,595 ($1,466) $29,027 ($2,419)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 129 $233 $68,295 ($5,691)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 83 $24,250 $246 $44,456 ($3,705) $64,541 ($5,378)
Bachelor's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 19 $27,000 $265 $58,291 ($4,858)
Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 12
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma History. 3
Bachelor's Degree History. 25 $26,000 $265 $20,136 ($1,678) $36,362 ($3,030)
Master's Degree History. 18 $28,462 ($2,372)
Graduate/Professional Certificate History. 10
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 22 $25,564 $265 $58,506 ($4,876)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 46 $263 $47,780 ($3,982) $55,507 ($4,626)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 15 $372 $68,165 ($5,680) $78,230 ($6,519)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 12 $69,269 ($5,772)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Educational/Instructional Media Design. 19
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Special Education and Teaching. 18
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 210 $27,000 $276 $36,493 ($3,041) $39,187 ($3,266)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 22
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 51 $398 $41,808 ($3,484) $50,871 ($4,239)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $88,011
Full time faculty: 71%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $174,231,527 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $220,514,000 (2022)