Kent State University has been helping students fulfill their life goals for more than 100 years. Kent State has 9 colleges offering more than 300 academic programs from the associate to doctoral level. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Kent State among the nation's top 74 public high-research universities, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us in the coveted first tier of best colleges. Our 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 experience for life, ensuring a bright future for our students.
Kent State students learn as part of a diverse student body, including a large international student population. Yet, more than 45 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students. Whatever interests students have, they can pursue them at Kent State — from more than 300 clubs and organizations; 18 NCAA Division I teams; a vibrant visual and performing arts community; to centers devoted to academic success and career services. Students live in residence halls with all the comforts of home, including living-learning communities that focus on personal and academic interests. Students can take advantage of education-abroad opportunities that will internationalize their degree and enhance their personal growth. As part of the Kent State community, students can explore their interests and uncover their potential.
|Total Undergraduate Students||23,607|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||45||<1%|
|African American / Black||2,040||9%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||15||<1%|
|Two or More Races||758||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||638||3%|
|Where do KSU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||18%|
|How old are KSU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||12%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||21 - 25|
|Math||19 - 25||470 - 580|
|English||20 - 25|
|Critical Reading||480 - 580|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top of graduating class Data Not Available|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.36|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Kent State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||78%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||91%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||962|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||54%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||12%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||Data Not Available|
84% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
28% of all undergraduates live on campus
Kent State University has one of the safest campuses in the nation, according to the FBI's annual Uniformed Crime Report. A nationwide study by the Consortium for Higher Education Campus Crime Research ranked Kent State in the lowest two percent of crime for universities of comparable size.
On the Kent Campus, Kent State Police Services is the only nationally accredited law enforcement agency at an Ohio public university and was one of the first university police departments in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. The designation recognizes the Kent State police department as a select organization that consistently demonstrates excellence and serves as a model for police, sheriff and other law enforcement agencies around the country.
Kent State Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the university's board of trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the university. Essentially, the police officers at the university have the same authority as their state and municipal counterparts.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Kent State University in 2014-15|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15|
|Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.||11%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||6%|
|Communication and Media Studies.||5%|
|Links to degree programs at Kent State University|
First-time students in Fall 2014 that returned for their second year: 81%