Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH 43403
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Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is one of the thirty-six public 4-year colleges in Ohio. The campus is located in Bowling Green town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 17,357 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,344 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,575 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,096, and fees were $1,961. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,632 and $1,961 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students17,357
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 43
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1230
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$379/credit
In State Students$379/credit
Out of State Students$693/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$435/credit
In State Students$435/credit
Out of State Students$749/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,055 $17,055 $31,185
ADN 70 $26,530 $26,530 $48,510
BSN 125 $47,375 $47,375 $86,625
FNP 50 $21,750 $21,750 $37,450
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Bowling Green State University-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $4,156
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,689
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $1,766
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 66% $5,400
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,762
Private Loans 10% $11,731


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,311
$30,001 to $48,000$16,251
$48,001 to $75,000$19,050
$75,001 to $110,000$20,851
Over $110,000$21,167

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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