BGSU reports higher enrollment


Bowling Green State University’s overall enrollment for the spring 2019 semester is up 1.7 percent over spring 2018, meeting the University’s enrollment goals. 

Total student enrollment for spring 2019 is 18,776, up from 18,459 in 2018. BGSU’s fall-to-spring retention rate improved to over 91 percent for spring 2019.

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. BGSU introduced a new winter session this year, changing the academic calendar to accommodate the new three-week session. Enrollment for the first winter session was more than 1,000 students and included those participating in courses online, courses on campus and experiences both abroad and throughout the United States. 

“Our students are engaged in a learning community at BGSU that prepares them to live meaningful and productive lives,” said BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers. “We continue to make tremendous progress in our levels of student success, including retention and recently achieving the highest four-year graduation rates in University history.”

Undergraduate enrollment on the main campus for spring 2019 is up nearly 2 percent over last year with a headcount of 14,196 compared to 13,929 in spring 2018.

Graduate headcount on the main campus is slightly down at 2,603 compared to 2,624 in spring 2018.

BGSU Firelands saw a 3.7 percent enrollment increase, from 1,906 in spring 2018 to 1,977 in spring 2019.