BGSU Firelands fall enrollment achieves record

HURON, O.–Bowling Green State University’s Firelands campus reached a new milestone with a fall 2010 headcount enrollment exceeding 2,500 for the first time in the college’s 42 year history. All state colleges and universities are required to report enrollment data to the state of Ohio on the 15th day after the start of classes.

This semester, 2,517 students are enrolled in courses through BGSU Firelands, a 3.9 percent increase over the previous fall semester (which was also a record setting enrollment for the college). The total number of credit hours taken by students also showed a tremendous 26.1 percent increase, from 20,049 student credit hours in fall 2009, to 25,282 student credit hours in fall 2010.           

“BGSU Firelands is proud to continue to expand its role in meeting the higher education needs of our community,” said Dr. William K. Balzer, dean of BGSU Fireands. “Our 14 associate degree programs in 23 areas of study and eight bachelor’s degree programs offer a wide range of career options in health care, business, technology and public service.

“We are also exceptionally proud to provide a university experience with one of the lowest tuitions among Ohio’s 24 regional campuses. Our focus on issues of access and affordability, as well as offering classes at satellite locations in Norwalk and Sandusky and evening, weekend, and online courses, demonstrates our commitment to the diverse student needs in our community.”

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(Posted September 07, 2010 )