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Wall Street Journal recognizes BGSU for student engagement


Bowling Green State University has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country for student engagement.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings placed BGSU at No. 20 nationally in student engagement among public universities.

The WSJ/THE rankings are “designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives — who to trust with their education.” Student engagement examines factors such as engagement with campus, interaction with teachers and other students, and the number of accredited programs.

BGSU scored especially high in the student rankings, according to the data published as part of the study. BGSU was recognized by students for being their right choice, providing an inspiring environment and for being worth the cost.

On a scale of zero to 10, with 10 representing strongest agreement, BGSU students gave the University the following scores:

  • Right choice: If you could start over, would you still choose this college? — 8.4/10
  • Inspiring: Does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you? — 7.6/10
  • Worth the cost: Do you think your college will be worth what you and your family are paying? — 8.1/10

“As a public university focused on preparing students for success beyond graduation, we know that connecting with students in meaningful ways plays a critical role in their achievement,” said BGSU President Rodney Rogers. “Because student engagement and outcomes are key to these rankings, they reaffirm the work of our faculty and staff in providing our students with rich and diverse learning environments.”

Data sources for the rankings include the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey of nearly 200,000 current students and the annual Times Higher Education Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data on areas including completion rates, graduate employment and loan repayments.

Updated: 09/28/2018 04:19PM