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Excellence in Action: Since 1910

Kent State University has been helping students fulfill their life goals for 100 years. As one of Ohio’s top universities, Kent State has eight colleges offering more than 280 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral levels.

The Carnegie Foundation has ranked Kent State University among the nation’s 77 top public research universities and among the 76 top colleges and top universities in community engagement.

Kent State University has also been named one of the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education. 

Attend Kent State University and you’ll understand why more than 40,000 students have chosen one of the top colleges in Ohio and in the world.

Living in the Community

Kent State University plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.

Kent State faculty, staff and students strive to achieve the highest levels of scholarship and public service. This continuing quest for excellence -- evident across our eight-campus network -- translates into meaningful action that is ensuring a bright future for our students. Producing knowledge that helps solve societal problems, from illness to illiteracy, Kent State is a vital force for economic, cultural and workforce development in Ohio and beyond.