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 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus - Bowling Green, OH

220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:17,577(15,059 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,060 $9,704 $10,164 -5%
Out-of-state $16,368 $17,012 $17,472 -3%
Books and supplies $1,216 $1,216 $1,140 7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,670 $7,800 $7,794 0%
Other $3,179 $3,587 $3,244 11%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,428 $7,610 $6,390 16%
Other $4,182 $4,948 $3,822 23%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,570 $5,433 $4,440 22%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $21,125 $22,307 $22,342 0%
Off Campus $21,886 $23,478 $21,516 10%
Off Campus with Family $14,846 $16,353 $15,744 7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,433 $29,615 $29,650 0%
Off Campus $29,194 $30,786 $28,824 7%
Off Campus with Family $22,154 $23,661 $23,052 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,614
In-state fees $1,550
Out-of-state tuition $15,922
Out-of-state fees $1,550
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,168
In-state fee $1,550
Out-of-state tuition $17,476
Out-of-state fees $1,550
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,697 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,394 88% $21,044,834 $6,201
Federal grants 1,572 41% $7,199,339 $4,580
Pell grants 1,565 40% $6,146,304 $3,927
Other federal grants 1,229 32% $1,053,035 $857
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,000 26% $1,118,502 $1,119
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,886 75% $12,726,993 $4,410
Student loan aid 2,833 73% $18,783,241 $6,630
Federal student loans 2,822 73% $16,646,797 $5,899
Other student loans 224 6% $2,136,444 $9,538
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 10,676 72% $71,487,596 $6,696
Pell grants 5,574 38% $21,561,412 $3,868
Federal student loans 10,083 68% $70,355,455 $6,978

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $15,210 $14,773 $16,184
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,765 $11,301 $13,204
$30,001 - $48,000 $14,651 $13,085 $14,401
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,304 $16,430 $17,247
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,018 $17,516 $18,824
$110,001 and more $18,817 $18,057 $19,552

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,577
Undergraduate enrollment 15,059
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 700
Graduate enrollment 2,518
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,217 6,767 9,450
Percent admitted 76% 77% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 77% 24% 24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 754 19%
ACT 3563 91%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 570
SAT Math 440 560
SAT Writing 420 530
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -81
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1524
Football 105-
Golf 97
Gymnastics -18
Ice Hockey 27-
Soccer 2934
Softball -18
Swimming -18
Tennis -7
Track and Field, X-Country 16-
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/26/1969 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1916 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

04/01/1981 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

03/03/1983 - 12/31/2001Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

11/01/1970 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

03/21/1980 - 05/21/1996Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

03/21/1980 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/25/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1984 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1947 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1973 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations10254 120
Liquor law violations16183108
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 342767
Liquor law violations 613744
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 4212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 406745
Motor vehicle theft 020
Arson 1213
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 3211
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 345832
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 1111
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.8%
Number in default297
Number in repayment4,311

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00301800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Environmental Design/Architecture25----
Interior Architecture25----
Category total50----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies1----
American/United States Studies/Civilization1810--
Asian Studies/Civilization2----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1--1-
Women's Studies3--8-
Category total128109-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Bioinformatics---4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-0--0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General99147--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology7----
Neuroscience6----
Category total11214740
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting749---
Business Administration and Management, General267---
Business Statistics-15---
Business/Commerce, General22----
Business/Managerial Economics1----
Fashion Merchandising37----
Finance, General5----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0----
International Business/Trade/Commerce2----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management8----
Management Information Systems and Services, Other1----
Management Information Systems, General1----
Marketing, Other2----
Operations Management and Supervision0----
Organizational Behavior Studies-18-0-
Tourism Promotion Operations10----
Tourism and Travel Services Management51----
Category total397149-0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism12----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other1----
Journalism20----
Public Relations/Image Management18----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-310--
Category total91310--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General125---
Category total5125---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education19----
Biology Teacher Education-7---
Business Teacher Education112---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-37---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-25---
Curriculum and Instruction-162---
Drama and Dance Teacher Education4----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---0-
Education, Other73----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---8-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness5----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-66906
Educational/Instructional Technology---0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0---
Foreign Language Teacher Education9----
French Language Teacher Education-0---
Health Teacher Education-0---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--7--
History Teacher Education-1---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching72----
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching101----
Mathematics Teacher Education-5-00
Multicultural Education-13---
Music Teacher Education27---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8----
Physics Teacher Education-0---
Reading Teacher Education-17-00
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education4----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---1-
Social Studies Teacher Education1----
Special Education and Teaching, General7140---
Special Education and Teaching, Other0----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-37---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels103----
Technical Teacher Education36----
Category total5424291696
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician23----
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician50--0-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician17----
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology1----
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other5----
Engineering/Industrial Management-4---
Industrial Technology/Technician1----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician2----
Quality Control Technology/Technician---2-
Category total994-2-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing105---
English Language and Literature, General1139--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing3--1-
Rhetoric and Composition2----
Category total1371891-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development0----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other-16---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1--9-
Human Development and Family Studies, General64----
Category total6516-9-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1----
French Language and Literature210---
German Language and Literature214---
Latin Language and Literature0----
Russian Language and Literature3----
Spanish Language and Literature114---
Category total2438---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer16----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist9----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General39234--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine6----
Dietetics/Dietitian25----
Environmental Health9----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other45----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management25----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse69----
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist6----
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-9---
Category total249324--
History Colleges
History, General495--
Public/Applied History---3-
Category total42953-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies5431---
Category total5431---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies1----
Category total1----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies124----
Category total124----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General136--
Statistics, General332--
Category total1268--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology13--0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other48---
Category total178-0-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources Management and Policy1----
Category total19----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-26---
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other46----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies3----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management107----
Category total15626---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy18---
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other--2--
Category total1282--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General33---
Chemistry, Other--13--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other---4-
Geology/Earth Science, General49---
Physics, General45---
Category total2017134-
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology-12--8
Psychology, General111222--
Category total1012422-8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-12---
Social Work35----
Category total3512---
Social Sciences Colleges
Applied Economics2----
Demography and Population Studies-0---
Economics, General410---
Geography1----
International Relations and Affairs3----
Political Science and Government, General7----
Sociology433--
Category total126133--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1----
Art/Art Studies, General18---
Commercial and Advertising Art0----
Design and Visual Communications, General107----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1577--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies30----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other1----
Fine/Studio Arts, General0----
Keyboard Instruments0----
Music History, Literature, and Theory17---
Music Performance, General126-1-
Music Theory and Composition310---
Music, General2-2--
Music, Other3----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-4---
Voice and Opera0----
Category total2716291-
Grand total949521184214