Bowling Green State University Firelands

Bowling Green State University Firelands

Bowling Green State University - Firelands, also known as BGSU-Firelands, was established in 1968, and is located in Huron, Ohio. The degrees awarded by the institution are associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. Major programs are offered in a number of subjects. The institution also offers several certificate courses.

The athletics department of the institution organizes various intramural sports through the intramural club. The students participate in sports including basketball, coed volleyball, football, bowling, and pool among others.

Bowling Green State University has an active student life. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations. These are Environmental Sciences Club, Firelands Chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association, Visual Communications Technology Organization, Healthy Lifestyles Club, and BGSU Firelands Student Government and others.

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Bowling Green State University-Firelands
One University Drive
Huron , OH 44839-9791
General Phone: (419) 433-5560

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BGSU Firelands Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts100liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology36radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Business and Management21business, business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services
Engineering Technician11electronics tech, electromechanical tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Medicine11health professions
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering8computer networking, computer support
Family and Social Work7family and community services
Education and Teaching6kindergarten/preschool teaching
Office and Administration2office data entry
Design1design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for BGSU Firelands in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20618
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years63

BGSU Firelands Student Body

In 2007-2008, BGSU Firelands had a total enrollment of 2,065 students (1,465 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 15%
18-19 22%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


BGSU Firelands Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 38 %

BGSU Firelands Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Huron, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

BGSU Firelands Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,228
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,536
Books and supplies $ 1,174

Financial Aid:
BGSU Firelands participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 301801)

BGSU Firelands Faculty

BGSU Firelands has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track35
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1113

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$71,6950*
Associate professoracademic year7$73,4755$59,572
Assistant professoracademic year3$47,8016$48,841
Instructoracademic year7$41,97010$45,001
Lectureracademic year4$52,8223$53,465
All faculty totalacademic year24$57,41224$50,055

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

BGSU Firelands Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets BGSU Firelands Apart:

% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%BGSU Firelands % of degrees in liberal arts
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%BGSU Firelands Female % of student body

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
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