BGSU climbs in national rankings, remains the No. 1 university in the Midwest students would choose again

The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report bolster University’s strong reputation

For the third year in a row, Bowling Green State University holds the top spot in the Midwest for students saying they made the right choice in their college decision, according to The Wall Street Journal.

BGSU ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for the third consecutive year as the public university students would choose again for their education in the rankings for the 2022 Best Colleges in the United States by The Wall Street Journal. The University also is the country’s No. 3 public university for teaching quality, according to the rankings.

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BGSU climbs in national rankings

Bowling Green State University has been ranked among the top public universities in the nation for the quality of its undergraduate teaching, according to the 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. 

BGSU is among the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and is ranked No. 41 in the nation of all private and public universities, for best undergraduate teaching in the just-released college rankings, highlighting schools that emphasize providing high-quality instruction to undergraduates.

The University was also once again recognized as a top university for social mobility, which focuses on a college's ability to advance social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of economically disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.

"These rankings reaffirm BGSU as a national, comprehensive research university that is focused on the success of our students," BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers said. "As a public university for the public good, BGSU remains steadfast in its commitment to redefining student success through a focus on teaching and learning, empowering students to design their educational experience and always remaining a great value, something that is rare among comprehensive public universities."

In addition to its recognition of undergraduate teaching and social mobility, several of the University's academic programs climbed in the annual rankings, including undergraduate business in the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, undergraduate computer scienceengineering and nursing.

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Updated: 10/25/2022 07:02PM