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The Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

What is the faculty composition at BGSU ?

Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at BGSU .

Worse Than Average Student to Faculty Ratio

Student to faculty ratio is one of the standard metrics used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 17 students for every one instructional faculty member, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has more students split among the same faculty when compared to the national average of 15 . This metric might be an indicator that larger class sizes may be the norm, especially in introductory courses.

Instructional Staff at the College

The following table shows all the employees the school considers instructional, and therefore, part of the above student-to-faculty ratio. These include both those employees designated as either "primarily instructional" or as "instructional combined with research/public service". It does not include employees that have been identified by Bowling Green State University - Main Campus as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees1,01271529770.7%
Total of Those With Faculty Status95771524274.7%
Tenured Faculty390390-100.0%
On Tenure Track9292-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track47523324249.1%
Without Faculty Status55-55-
Graduate Assistants618-618-

This Campus is Filled with Full-Time Teachers

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 71.0% of instructors teaching full time.

Below Average Reliance on Part-Time Teachers

At Bowling Green State University - Main Campus , only 29.0% of the teaching staff are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This use of adjuncts is low, below the national average of 51.4%, which could be indicative of Bowling Green State University - Main Campus' commitment to building a strong, long-term instructional team.

Colleges often use part-time professors and adjuncts to teach courses, rather than full-time faculty. This hiring practice is primarily a way to save money amid increasingly tight budgets. However, it is a controversial practice with strong views on either side. We encourage you to understand this topic more deeply, and how the colleges you are interested in approach faculty hiring. It's your education and your money on the line. Make sure you know what you are getting for it.

Additional Information

Grad Assistants May Teach Classes

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has 618 instructional graduate assistants that teach or provide teaching-related duties. These responsibilities could range from entirely teaching lower-level courses themselves, to assisting professors by developing teaching materials, preparing or giving exams and grading student work. We suggest you ask the college to what extent graduate assistants are relied on for instruction, so you know what you are paying for.

Additionally, the school has 342 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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