• 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 2,085 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,085 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,946
  • Out-state tuition: $12,254
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 21%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
Bowling Green State University-Firelands
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
113 staff
91 staff
This chart display total faculty of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and community college average number of faculty in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Bowling Green State University-Firelands has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Bowling Green State University-Firelands diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,085 students
1,173 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and community college average number of enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,014 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,071 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Bowling Green State University-Firelands.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
143 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,014 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,071 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
8%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
79%
72%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bowling Green State University-Firelands.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.37
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
11%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.2%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,200
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,946 is more than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,254 is more than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,946
$4,876
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,254
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
84%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$25,000
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,250
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Bowling Green State University-Firelands and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bowling Green State University-Firelands cost?

Bowling Green State University-Firelands's tuition is approximately $4,946 for In-State students and $12,254 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,085 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,946
  • Out-state tuition: $12,254
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 21%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,876 per year for in-state students and $11,127 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,933 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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