enrollment continues to grow
BOWLING GREEN, Feb. 12, 2020: Bowling Green State University
continues to buck the national trend of declining enrollment.
Overall enrollment for the spring 2020 semester is up 3 percent
over a year ago, meeting the University’s goals.
Total student enrollment for spring 2020 is 19,331, up from
18,776 in 2019. BGSU’s fall-to-spring retention rate remains
strong at nearly 91 percent for spring 2020.
Undergraduate enrollment on the Bowling Green campus for spring
2020 is up 3 percent over last year with a headcount of 14,658
compared to 14,196 in spring 2019. BGSU Firelands saw an
enrollment increase of just over 5 percent, from 1,977 in spring
2019 to 2,080 in spring 2020. Graduate enrollment is steady with
2,593 students to 2,603 students in spring 2019.
The University saw a dramatic increase in enrollment for the
second year of its winter session, which adds a three-week
session to the academic calendar. Enrollment was more than 1,400
students and included those participating in courses online,
courses on campus and experiences both abroad and throughout the
United States. Winter session enrollment last year was 1,062.
These numbers are released every semester on the 15th day of
classes, which marks official enrollment counts that are
reported to the State of Ohio.
“We’re extremely pleased with our progress in enrollment growth,
and most importantly, in our measures of student success. We
continue to improve in retention and set a new mark by achieving
the highest four-year graduation rate in our history,” said BGSU
President Rodney K. Rogers. “Our students are engaged in
a learning community that prepares them to live meaningful and