Bowling Green State University-Firelands

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,637
4.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,609
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.28%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,845
47.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
11.9%
38 Graduates

About

Bowling Green State University-Firelands is a higher education institution located in Erie County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Bowling Green State University-Firelands were Liberal Arts & Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Kindergarten & Preschool Education (41 degrees), and General Engineering Technology (12 degrees).

In 2022, 371 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bowling Green State University-Firelands. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (300 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $5,637, which is $−2,475 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $5,637, which is $−2,475 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,609.

In 2022, 45% of undergraduate students attending Bowling Green State University-Firelands received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,637
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was $5,637. The cost of tuition at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is $−2,475 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,609
2022 Value
7.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bowling Green State University-Firelands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,609. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bowling Green State University-Firelands grew by 7.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,556
Room and Board
$690
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was of $11,556 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.53% 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 5.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University-Firelands received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2021, when 42% 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-Firelands was 2.28%, which represents 102 out of the 4475 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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Enrollment

Bowling Green State University-Firelands had a total enrollment of 1,845 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 882 students and the part-time enrollment is 963. This means that 47.8% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.3% White, 7.86% Black or African American, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.488% Asian, 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (26%) and Black or African American Female (6.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,845 students. The full-time enrollment at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 882 and the part-time enrollment is 963. This means that 47.8% of students enrolled at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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-Firelands was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Bowling Green State University-Firelands had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,370 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    145 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    135 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is 74.3% White, 7.86% Black or African American, 7.32% Hispanic or Latino, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.488% Asian, 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 93 more women than men received degrees from Bowling Green State University-Firelands. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white (300 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is Liberal Arts & Sciences (218 degrees awarded), followed by Kindergarten & Preschool Education (41 degrees) and General Engineering Technology (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (218 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), and Communication Technologies (4 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-Firelands are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,593,891 people), Secondary school teachers (444,084 people), Education administrators (257,420 people), Special education teachers (190,999 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (187,440 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (218 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (41 degrees), and Human Sciences (5 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-Firelands are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Liberal Arts & Humanities (218 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (41 degrees), and Human Sciences (5 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-Firelands are Elementary & secondary schools (2,770,272 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (235,385 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (136,385 people), Child day care services (121,263 people), and Computer Systems Design (103,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Liberal Arts & Humanities (218 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (25 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), Education (41 degrees), and Human Sciences (5 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-Firelands.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 218 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 218 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

139
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
232
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Firelands, which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (232).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.717 times less than the 127 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Bowling Green State University-Firelands in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.4 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    300 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white (300 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

2.43% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    188 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bowling Green State University-Firelands is white female (188 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (112 degrees).

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Operations

Bowling Green State University-Firelands employs 17 Instructors, 13 Lecturers and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are Female Instructor (11), Female Lecturer (10), and Male Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Firelands are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 11 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 9 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Firelands were Instructor with 17 employees, Lecturer with 13 employees, and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Firelands were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 9 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bowling Green State University-Firelands was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Female Lecturer with 10 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

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

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