Honors & Awards

U.S. News and World Report and Business Week rankings recognize BGSU programs in biology, business, education, English, fine arts, industrial/organizational psychology, physical therapy, psychology, public affairs, rehabilitation counseling, sociology and speech-language pathology.

Bowling Green State University has been ranked 5th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for veterans and active military students by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings are out and three of Bowling Green State University’s programs remain nationally ranked. BGSU’s online criminal justice master's program is ranked 8th, up two spots from 2016. In additional 2017 rankings, BGSU is ranked 101st on the Best Online Education Programs list and 126th on the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs list.

Most affordable top-quality college in Ohio by Business Insider

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked BGSU’s industrial and organizational psychology program one of the best in the nation. The program is tied for No. 2 on the recently released list of 2018 Best Grad Schools Rankings.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes BGSU for its curricular engagement with the community.

University has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, published annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

Among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges

Ranked first among public universities in Ohio for boosting former students’ earnings 10 years after college by The Economist.

BGSU was named a No. 1 public university for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks BGSU’s undergraduate business programs among the top 5 percent in the nation and the top 2 percent in the world.

BGSU earned the prestigious 2017 NCAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

BGSU is one of the few U.S. campuses where students can earn a doctorate in contemporary music. The University's MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and annual New Music & Art Festival are internationally known.

Home to the world's only doctoral program in photochemical sciences.

John Balestreri, ceramics professor, has developed a three-dimensional rapid prototyping process to create ceramic objects. He has patents pending on formulas for powders and binders, as well as innovations to existing machines to improve the viability of creating ceramics from digital files.

The University's Jerome Library is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes and the Sound Recordings Archives.

BGSU's Center for Regional Development received $800,000 in federal funding to help businesses find and develop the workforces they need to succeed and received a national award for the virtual 'toolkit' which allows companies to use a searchable online database containing real-time information on workers in specific locations and the skill sets they possess.

Office of Health and Wellness received the Bronze Level Award from HealthLead for the US Healthiest Campus Accreditation.

Bowling Green State University has been awarded major funding under a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Understanding Migration: Local and Global Perspectives,” co-authored by Dr. Christina Guenther, world languages and cultures, and Dr. Vibha Bhalla, ethnic studies, has been funded for the full amount of $100,000.

Updated: 10/17/2023 01:11PM