Life in Bowling Green

About BGSU

  • State-assisted university founded in 1910
  • 1,338 acres with 119 buildings on the main campus, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, 23 miles south of Toledo, adjacent to Interstate 75
  • BGSU Firelands College, opened in 1968, is located on 216-acre campus in Huron, Ohio
  • 2010-11 operating budget of $300.5 million for both campuses combined

Faculty & Staff  

  • 900 full-time faculty on main campus; 45 full-time faculty at BGSU Firelands
  • 1,510 full- and part-time non-teaching staff members

Students  

  • Nearly 20,000 students from 50 states and about 70 foreign nations
  • 3,000 graduate students
  • 18,000 students on the main campus
  • 2,500 students at BGSU Firelands
  • 1,880 undergraduates over the age of 25
  • 530 evening students on the main campus
  • 2,970 African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian-Pacific Island students
  • 620 international students
  • 59 percent of students graduate within six years of first enrolling

Calendar

  • Semester system with multiple summer sessions  

Annual Fees 2011-12

  • $18,296 for Ohio undergraduate student fees, room, meals*
  • $25,604 for nonresident undergraduate student fees, room, meals*
  • $11,582 for Ohio graduate student fees
  • $18,890 for nonresident graduate student fees
    * standard rates

Degree Programs  

  • More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master's degree programs and 17 doctoral degree programs
  • BGSU Firelands offers 4 certificate programs, 14 associate degree programs representing 23 areas of study, 8 bachelor's degree programs and 2 master's degree programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Colleges

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education & Human Development
  • BGSU Firelands
  • Graduate College
  • Health & Human Services
  • Musical Arts
  • Technology

Learning Resources  

  • Library system with catalog access to 46 million books and library materials across Ohio and on-site access to 6 million items, including 2.6 million volumes
  • 13 instructional computing lab facilities across campus
  • Computing lab in each of 16 residence complexes
  • Honors Program with more than 600 students
  • Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Key University Administrators

  • Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D., President
  • Dr. Rodney Rogers, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Jill Carr, Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Gregory Christopher, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Director of Athletics
  • Albert Colom, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • John Ellinger, Interim Chief Information Officer
  • Rebecca Ferguson, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Sean FitzGerald, General Counsel & Vice President for Legal Affairs and Government Relations
  • Robin Gerrow, Chief Communications Officer
  • Thomas Hiles, Vice President for University Advancement & President of the BGSU Foundation
  • Dr. Michael Ogawa, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Dr. Patrick Pauken, Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Assistant to the President
  • Sherideen S. Stoll, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration

 

Deans

  • Dr. Rodney Rogers, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Dr. Simon Morgan-Russell, Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. William Balzer, BGSU Firelands
  • Dr. B. Madhu Rao, (Interim) Business Administration
  • Dr. Brad Colwell, Education & Human Development
  • Dr. Michael Ogawa, (Interim) Graduate College
  • Dr. Linda Petrosino, Health & Human Services
  • Dr. Jeffrey Showelll, Musical Arts
  • Jill Carr, Students
  • Dr. Faris Malhas,  Technology
  • Sara Bushong, University Libraries

Student Life

  • 16 residence halls and 31 small-group residences housing more than 6,000 students
  • More than 300 student organizations
  • Honor societies include Phi Beta Kappa
  • 43 Greek social organizations with 33 chapters housed on campus; 12 percent of undergraduate student body belongs to sororities or fraternities
  • 18 NCAA Division I athletic teams
  • 56 intramural sports
  • 23 club sports

Alumni

  • Nearly 155,000 alumni
  • 37 alumni chapters and 29 societies around the world