Kent State University at Kent

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School Overview

Located in Kent, Ohio, Kent State University is a public research institution that was founded in 1910. It is one of the largest universities in the state of Ohio with the main campus located in Kent and eight satellite campuses located throughout the state.

Academic Colleges and Degree Programs

The University is divided into eleven academic colleges through which its 280 undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and continuing education programs are administered. Kent State, as it is commonly referred to, offers a wide array of programs ranging from the natural, social, and biomedical sciences, to business, finance, and economics.

Student Body and Campus Housing

Kent State's main campus boasts a large student population consisting of over 28,000 students. Of the 28,000, over 22,000 are undergraduates and over 6,000 are postgraduates. The entire campus system, which includes the aforementioned eight satellite locations, has a total student population of over 42,000.

Twenty-five residence hall options are available to students that choose to live on-campus. Each residence hall offers living environments specially catered to specific students. Like many other universities, there are residences that are dedicated to housing first-time students, international students, honors students, and student families.

Rankings, Distinctions, and Research

Kent State is the recipient of many distinctions and notable rankings. The University has been classified as one of the nation’s top 75 research institutions. Kent State is home to the Liquid Crystal Institute which itself is a world leader in conducting liquid crystal research and development.

The University’s programs and colleges have likewise highly ranked., for example, has ranked the College of Arts Fashion School as seventh in the country. U.S. News and World Report has likewise ranked the University's College of Business Administration in the top tier of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

Overall, the University is ranked in the top 200 worldwide by Times Higher Education.


The athletic teams of Kent State are known as the Golden Flashes. The University’s teams compete at the NCAA Division I level. The athletic teams consist of 16 varsity teams and one club team.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242-0001

(330) 672-2444

(800) 988-5368

Fax: (330) 672-2499

Contact: Nancy DellaVecchia

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242-0001

(330) 672-3000

Total undergrads: 18,131

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,764

Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,660

Graduate enrollment: 4,792


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $8,430 $8,430 $8,726 $9,030 +3.48%
Books and Supplies $1,140 $1,200 $1,280 $1,320 +3.13%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,200 $7,500 $7,940 $8,376 +5.49%
Other $4,250 $4,270 $3,974 $4,474 +12.58%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $21,020 $21,400 $21,920 $23,200 +5.84%
In-state Off Campus $9,570 $9,630 $10,006 $10,350 +3.44%
In-state with Family $9,570 $9,630 $10,006 $10,350 +3.44%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,606
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $17,122
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,341 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,703 73% $15,158,570 $5,608
• Federal grants 1,029 28% $4,108,075 $3,992
• Pell grants 1,027 28% $3,376,850 $3,288
• Other federal grants 699 19% $731,225 $1,046
Local and state government scholarships or grants 795 21% $1,466,994 $1,845
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,205 59% $9,583,501 $4,346
Student loan financial aid 2,474 67% $16,502,501 $6,670
• Federal student loans 2,402 65% $11,855,593 $4,936
• Other student loans 438 12% $4,646,908 $10,609

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3919 1242 114 85
Architecture and Related Services 72 54
Architecture 72 51
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 3
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Black/african-american Studies 2
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 130 19 18
Animal Physiology 2 3
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 25
Biology and Biological Sciences 89 8
Biotechnology 3
Botany/plant Biology 2
Cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other 2 11
Ecology 4 2
Pharmacology 1 1
Physiology 1
Zoology/animal Biology 13
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 798 150 7 17
Accounting 107 25
Actuarial Science 16
Business Administration and Management 307 101 7
Business/managerial Economics 18 8
Entrepreneurship 2
Fashion Merchandising 139
Finance 77
International Business 17
Marketing/marketing Management 148
Communication and Journalism Studies 342 12
Advertising 35
Journalism 48 10
Photojournalism 18
Public Relations/image Management 28
Radio and Television 36
Speech Communication 177 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 64 27 7
Computer Science 11 3 3
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 53 13 4
Information Science 11
Education 382 377 28 50
Art Teacher Studies 25 3
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 10
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 42 3
Curriculum and Instruction 36 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 83 36
General Education 36
Education, Other 1
Education off Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 8 2
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement 42 1
Educational and Instructional Technology 22
Health Teacher Education 12 7
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 41 2 7
Junior High/middle School Teacher Education 46
Mathematics Teacher Education 20 2
Music Teacher Education 17 2
Physical Education/coaching Teacher Education 49 3
Reading Teacher Education 44
Science Teacher Education 12
Secondary Teacher Education 29
Social Studies Teacher Education 32
Special Education Teacher Education 42 36 4
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 2 16 31
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education 3
Trade and Industrial Teaching and Education 3 10
Engineering 116 22
Engineering 109 22
Industrial Engineering 7
English Language and Literature/letters 122 13 3
English Language and Literature 122 13 3
English Language and Literature/letters, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 35 28
French Language and Literature 5 4
German Language and Literature 2
Language Interpretation and Translation 23
Latin Language and Literature 2
Russian Language and Literature 5
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 4
Spanish Language and Literature 17 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 545 113 10
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
Athletic Training/trainer 12
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 38 36 8
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 3
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 51
Palliative Care Nursing
Pre-dentistry Studies 11
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 42
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 388 75 2
History 61 4 6
History 61 4 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 155 10
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 155 10
Human Services 14
Public Administration 14
Legal Studies 5
Legal Assistant/paralegal 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 102 5 5
General Studies 99
Humanities/humanistic Studies 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 5
Library Science 264 1
Library and Information Science 264 1
Mathematics and Statistics 19 7 6
Applied Mathematics 2 5 3
Mathematics 17 2 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 11
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Natural Resources/conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 60 43
Health and Physical Education/fitness 43
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 20
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 40
Physical Sciences 39 13 20
Chemical Physics 1 4
Chemistry 21 5 3
Geology/earth Science 6 2
Physics 12 5 13
Psychology 205
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology 205
School Psychology
Social Sciences 158 18 8
Anthropology 13 5
Geography 15 1 2
International Relations and Affairs 19
Political Science and Government 67 5 4
Sociology 44 7 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 48
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology 48
Visual and Performing Arts 265 32 1 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 22 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 47 2
Commercial Photography 4
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 15 7
Dance 6
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 39 3 7
Fashion/apparel Design 41
Interior Design 44
Music History, Literature, and Theory 1 1
Music Performance 12
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music 20 1
Painting 13 4
Visual and Performing Arts 14
Work and Family Studies 172 17 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 74 13 4
Human Development and Family Studies 98 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Ethnic Heritage B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B,C
Fashion Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B,C
Painting B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Botany B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General C
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Systems Analysis B,C


Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems C
Plastics C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Latin B
Russian B
Sign Language Interpretation B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Substance Abuse Counseling C


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B,C


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Kent State University at Kent Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (330) 672-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 27,716
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,618 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,602
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,478
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,176

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Kent State University at Kent Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Kent State University at Kent.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 114
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 61414
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 833
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3341
Education 24151911
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 51
English Language and Literature/Letters 122
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 321
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 851
Health Professions and Related Programs 15783
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 322
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 221
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 344
Psychology 1164
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2554
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 114112
Grand total 5811210453

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Kent State University at Kent and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,602
Out-of-state $19,478
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,766
Out-of-state $21,952

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 4,202 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,970 91% $8,176
Student loan aid 2,932 67% $7,824

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 16,390 76% $7,861
Federal student loans 12,485 58% $6,700

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Kent State University at Kent. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Kent State University at Kent students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 16,308 6,046 10,262
Percent admitted 100% 84% 86%
Percent admitted who enrolled 26% 26% 27%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Kent State University at Kent Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 27,716
Undergraduate enrollment 22,262
Graduate enrollment 5,454

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Kent State University at Kent Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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