If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of BGSU's 3,135 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are BGSU's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Bowling Green State University - Main Campus' on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
How Many Freshman Return to BGSU for Their Sophomore Year?
With 78.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus has freshman retention rates similar to the national average of 71.2%.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at BGSU.
Out of the 14,334 undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, 3,375 (about 24%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bowling Green State University - Main Campus may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Bowling Green State University - Main Campus about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
With rates of 34.1% and 57.0% for on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduations and overall graduation rates, respectively, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus does an average job of graduating its first-time/full-time students on time and an above average job at graduating them overall.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bowling Green State University - Main Campus we would expect an overall graduation rate of 49.0%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.0% higher. That means Bowling Green State University - Main Campus is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
43.0% of students at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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