Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year learning institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Founded in 1910 as a normal college tasked to provide training and professional development to would-be teachers, it was not until 1935 that it attained full university status. In 1968, BGSU’s Firelands College was opened in Huron, Ohio.
Today, BGSU remains the 14th largest source of qualified teachers in the United States. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, it offers over 200 undergraduate majors and programs; 47 master’s degree programs and 17 doctoral degree programs through its various colleges; namely, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, Graduate Studies, Health & Human Services, Musical Arts, and Technology. Its Firelands College offers certificate programs and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
An important innovative program is BGSU’s Distance Eduation which offers online courses to students who may be prevented by time or geographic location to pursue or continue their higher education. Duly accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, BGSU offers full certificate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree programs to students in any part of the world.
Cost of tuition per credit hour for undergraduate Ohio residents is US$404 and for non-residents, US$709. For Graduate Ohio residents, US$481 and, for non-residents, US$786. For online undergraduate students, the cost is US$301 for Ohio residents and US$311 for non-residents. Online Ohio-resident graduate students pay US$355 and, non-residents, US$365. Financial aid through merit-based scholarships is extended.
This 2009, U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked BGSU 11th in the U.S. for its strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students.