Enrollment continues to climb at BGSU

The 15th-day numbers are in and Bowling Green State University is celebrating an enrollment increase for its second year in a row. 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.

Total enrollment, across all campuses, of 19,812, represents an increase of 640 students, or 3.3 percent, from fall 2015.

“This is a reflection and recognition of the quality and value of a BGSU education,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “We have a great strategy in place to recruit and retain students, taking them on a pathway to success from their time with us through to graduation and beyond.”

The 15th-day enrollment report also shows that freshman enrollment is up 4.5 percent over fall 2015. The Class of 2020 – 3,542 students – has an average ACT score of 22.8 and an average GPA of 3.42.

“We are pleased that for the third year in a row we have admitted the best academically prepared class in the University’s history,” said Cecilia Castellano, vice provost for strategic enrollment planning. “We want the students we recruit to be successful at BGSU, and this class is a great reflection of that.”

Graduate College enrollment is up 8.5 percent, driven primarily by growth in online eCampus programs, as well as enrollment increases in accountancy, computer science, public administration and technology-management degree programs.