Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

BGSU Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the BGSU student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the U.S. See how Bowling Green State University - Main Campus fared in our 2021 diversity report.

BGSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Bowling Green State University - Main Campus?

BGSU total enrollment is approximately 17,733 students.

12,936 are undergraduates and 1,243 are graduate students.

BGSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BGSU undergraduate population is made up of 57% women, and 43% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BGSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 10,225
Black or African American 1,024
Hispanic 530
Multi-Ethnic 432
Unknown 299
International 258
Asian 141
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

BGSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 57% of full-time grad students are women, and 43% men.

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BGSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 788
International 276
Hispanic 54
Black or African American 48
Unknown 28
Multi-Ethnic 25
Asian 20
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BGSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,253 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1253 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  64.36 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does BGSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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BGSU overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BGSU is ranked 2,821 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2821 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  25.57 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BGSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 13,886
Black or African American 1,267
Hispanic 747
International 622
Multi-Ethnic 543
Unknown 410
Asian 217
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,045
Black or African American 95
Asian 88
Multi-Ethnic 12
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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BGSU ranks 848 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  848 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  77.65 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 10,109 female students and 7,624 male students at BGSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BGSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  89.34 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,329 female teachers and 1,073 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

11.87% Out of State
1.16% Out of the Country

BGSU ranks 974 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

11.87% of BGSU students come from out of state, and 1.16% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  55 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 31 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Ohio 3,086
Michigan 163
Illinois 57
Pennsylvania 43
Indiana 28

International Students at BGSU

Students from 84 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
64.74% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.89 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BGSU, 64.74% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 5,927
20-21 5,310
22-24 2,751
25-29 1,230
35 and over 897
30-34 559
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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