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Kennesaw State University Overview

Kennesaw State University is a public institution situated in Kennesaw, Georgia. KSU Georgia is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Kennesaw State University Known For?

5,429 Undergraduate Awards
$31,758 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at KSU Georgia.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kennesaw State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

KSU Georgia has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#225 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at KSU Georgia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value General Architecture Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards KSU Georgia has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Geography & Cartography Graduates College Factual
#13 Highest Paid Architecture & Related Services Graduates College Factual

Where Is Kennesaw State University?

Location of Kennesaw State University

Contact details for KSU Georgia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6000
Website: www.kennesaw.edu

How Do I Get Into KSU Georgia?

You can apply to KSU Georgia online at: admissions.kennesaw.edu/apply/apply.php

Admission Requirements for KSU Georgia

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into KSU Georgia?

61% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, KSU Georgia does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to KSU Georgia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
KSU Georgia received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 25. Math scores were between 20 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 21 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Kennesaw State University?

$31,758 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
6.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KSU Georgia is $31,758. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At KSU Georgia, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,955 a year. That adds up to $23,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

25,745 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,499 undergraduate students at KSU Georgia, with 25,745 being full-time and 8,754 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  KSU Georgia

There are also 3,308 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,745 full-time undergraduates at KSU Georgia, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  KSU Georgia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kennesaw State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of KSU Georgia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,325
Black or African American 5,575
Hispanic or Latino 2,945
White 13,734
International Students 482
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,684

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Kennesaw State University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at KSU Georgia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and China.

Online Learning at Kennesaw State University

3,899 Took All Classes Online
14,982 Took At Least One Class Online
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 20 master’s degree programs available online at KSU Georgia. In 2017-2018, 14,982 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at KSU Georgia has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of KSU Georgia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 10%
Business, Management & Marketing 13%
Computer & Information Sciences 20%
Computer Engineering 45%
Computer Information Systems 26%
Education 11%
Educational Administration 13%
Engineering 14%
General Engineering Technology 17%
General Psychology 2%
Geography & Cartography 50%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 44%
Health Professions 24%
Industrial Production Technology 38%
Information Technology 39%
Instructional Media Design 4%
International Relations & National Security 32%
Marketing 9%
Mechanical Engineering 15%
Other Engineering 90%
Political Science & Government 20%
Psychology 2%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 85%
Social Sciences 21%
Sociology 8%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18%
Teaching English or French 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at KSU Georgia ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at KSU Georgia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Engineering Technology #12
International Relations & National Security #24
Quality Control Technology #27
Systems Engineering #32
Computer Engineering #40
Geography & Cartography #41
Civil Engineering #41
Engineering-Related Fields #61
Sociology #72
Information Science #73
Teaching English or French #74
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #136
Engineering #145
Instructional Media Design #147
Curriculum & Instruction #158
Information Technology #162
Marketing #172
Engineering Technologies #208
Special Education #227
Computer Information Systems #239
Social Sciences #249
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #269
Educational Administration #301
Teacher Education Grade Specific #356
Health & Medical Administrative Services #452

Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 268 0 212 12 492
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 223 33 143 18 417
General Psychology 0 365 0 0 0 365
Computer Information Systems 0 159 91 96 0 346
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 346 0 0 0 346
Accounting 0 241 0 89 0 330
Computer Science 0 233 28 34 0 295
Mechanical Engineering 0 242 0 1 0 243
General Biology 0 218 0 10 0 228
Health & Physical Education 0 207 0 19 0 226
Nursing 0 185 0 23 2 210
Marketing 0 192 0 0 0 192
Finance & Financial Management 0 190 0 0 0 190
Instructional Media Design 0 0 104 53 0 157
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 143 0 10 0 153
Public Relations & Advertising 0 142 0 0 0 142
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 102 14 0 0 116
Electrical Engineering 0 102 0 0 0 102
Computer Engineering 0 74 6 21 0 101
Educational Administration 0 0 41 43 14 98
Sociology 0 97 0 0 0 97
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 91 0 5 0 96
Political Science & Government 0 93 0 0 0 93
Information Science 0 69 0 19 0 88
Information Technology 29 55 1 0 0 85
General English Literature 0 79 0 0 0 79
Civil Engineering 0 65 0 11 0 76
General Engineering Technology 0 66 0 9 0 75
Human Services 1 73 0 0 0 74
International Relations & National Security 0 60 0 8 0 68
Construction Management 1 51 0 6 0 58
History 0 57 0 0 0 57
Fine & Studio Arts 0 55 0 0 0 55
Communication & Media Studies 0 45 0 9 0 54
Journalism 0 52 0 0 0 52
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 51 0 0 0 51
Chemistry 0 46 0 4 0 50
Social Work 0 0 0 50 0 50
Geography & Cartography 16 26 0 0 0 42
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 41 0 0 0 41
Computer Programming 0 39 0 0 0 39
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 39 0 0 0 39
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 35 0 0 35
Public Health 0 35 0 0 0 35
Systems Engineering 0 25 1 8 0 34
International Business 0 33 0 0 0 33
Anthropology 0 32 0 0 0 32
Hospitality Management 0 31 0 0 0 31
Arts & Media Management 27 0 0 0 0 27
Public Administration 0 0 0 26 0 26
Music 0 26 0 0 0 26
Drama & Theater Arts 0 25 0 0 0 25
General Architecture 0 24 0 0 0 24
General Sales & Marketing 0 24 0 0 0 24
Design & Applied Arts 0 24 0 0 0 24
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 23 0 0 0 23
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 15 8 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 22 0 0 0 22
Business/Managerial Economics 0 22 0 0 0 22
Industrial Production Technology 1 20 0 0 0 21
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 20 0 20
Quality Control Technology 0 0 6 13 0 19
Area Studies 0 9 4 6 0 19
Writing Studies 0 0 0 17 0 17
Mathematics 0 14 0 0 0 14
Statistics 0 0 0 14 0 14
Dance 0 14 0 0 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
Philosophy 0 4 7 0 0 11
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 10 0 10
Construction Engineering 0 10 0 0 0 10
Other Engineering 0 0 0 10 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 9 0 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 9 0 0 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 0 0 0 8
Applied Mathematics 0 7 0 0 0 7
Environmental Engineering 0 6 0 0 0 6
Engineering-Related Fields 0 5 0 0 0 5
Physics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Engineering-Related Technologies 3 1 0 0 0 4
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0 1 1
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 78 5,351 380 1,014 55 6,878

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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