Bowling Green State University-Firelands

One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839-9791
Tel: (419)433-5560
  • For four decades and counting BGSU Firelands has served the higher education goals and needs of north-central Ohio. Over the years we have grown quite a bit, and our commitment has allowed us to continue to provide access to a major university experience at affordable prices.
School Highlights
  • Bowling Green State University-Firelands serves 2,287 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Bowling Green State University-Firelands is one of 2 community colleges within Erie County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Bowling Green State University-Firelands is Ohio Business College-Sandusky (3.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Bowling Green State University-Firelands(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty81 staff35 staff
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Bowling Green State University-Firelands has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bowling Green State University-Firelands diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,287 students734 students
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:127:1
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,191 students450 students
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,096 students284 students
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
12%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Black (2007-2016)
% White
84%
73%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
10%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.44
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
31%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$31,400
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,946 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,254 is more than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,946$5,885
Bowling Green State University-Firelands In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,254$11,160
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%92%
Bowling Green State University-Firelands % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$26,000$21,959
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,090
Bowling Green State University-Firelands Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • One of Bowling Green State University's seven undergraduate colleges, located in Huron, Ohio. Situated on 216 acres, four buildings, plant value of $16.1 million. Thousands of students have received degrees or have taken courses at BGSU Firelands since it opened its doors on September 25, 1968. Thousands of citizens have taken non-credit, lifelong learning courses and attended workshops and seminars through the Office for Educational Outreach. BGSU Firelands awards the following associate degrees: associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied business in administrative office systems, associate of applied business in business management technology, associate of applied business in computer science technology, associate of applied business in visual media technology, associate of applied science in criminal justice, associate of applied science in electrical/electronic engineering technology, associate of applied sciences in health information technology, associate of applied science in human services, associate of applied science in radiologic technology, associate of applied science in respiratory care technology, associate of applied science in world class manufacturing, associate of technical study and associate of technical study in emergency medical technician--paramedic. BGSU Firelands provides the first two years of instruction toward the bachelor of science in nursing degree, serves as the satellite site for the Lorain County Community College associate of applied science in nursing program and, in consort with the Medical College of Ohio, offers the necessary coursework for RNs to complete the bachelor of science and master of science in nursing degrees. The associate of applied science in respiratory care technology degree is also offered as a satellite program at Lorain County Community College. BGSU Firelands credits are BGSU credits. Bowling Green State University's accreditation by the North Central Association ensures that credits earned at Firelands are transferable to most other colleges and universities.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 264 students | 3.90 Mi5202 Timber Commons Drive
    Sandusky OH  44870
    (419)627-8345
    3.90264
  • 11,569 students | 26.80 Mi1005 North Abbe Rd
    Elyria OH  44035
    (440)366-5222
    26.8011,569
  • 420 students | 27.00 Mi5095 Waterford Dr.
    Elyria OH  44035
    (440)934-3101
    27.00420
  • 2,603 students | 29.30 Mi2830 Napoleon Rd
    Fremont OH  43420
    4193348400
    29.302,603
  • 2,937 students | 41.50 Mi2441 Kenwood Circle
    Mansfield OH  44901
    (419)755-4800
    41.502,937
Recent Articles
We report on the recent increases in Stafford Loan Rates, which have led to some community colleges across the country discontinuing this option for financial aid.
Attending college is expensive but there are options for financing beyond just student loans. Keep reading to learn more.
College is expensive enough without the added cost of medical school on top of it. If you're on a pre-med track, consider taking some of your prerequisites at community college. Keep reading to learn more.
Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.