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Kennesaw State University Overview

Kennesaw State University is a public institution situated in Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Kennesaw State University Known For?

6,040 Undergraduate Awards
$31,196 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at KSU Georgia.
  • In 2019-2020, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, KSU Georgia bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,792 a year. That's about 27% more than their peers at other schools.

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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.

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 Quality Control Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best General Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Engineering-Related Fields Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Engineering Technologies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Linguistics & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Law Enforcement & Firefighting 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 Best Quality Control Technology Graduate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Security Science and Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Human-Centered Technology Design Schools College Factual
#1 Best Quality Control Technology Schools College Factual
#3 Best General Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#8 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Schools College Factual

Where Is Kennesaw State University?

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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: www.kennesaw.edu/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?

83% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, KSU Georgia may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% 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 520 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 520 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800
KSU Georgia received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Kennesaw State University?

$31,196 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of KSU Georgia is $31,196. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At KSU Georgia, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,335 a year. That adds up to $25,340 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,688 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 37,390 undergraduate students at KSU Georgia, with 27,688 being full-time and 9,702 being part-time.

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There are also 3,791 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,688 full-time undergraduates at KSU Georgia, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,478
Black or African American 6,607
Hispanic or Latino 3,513
White 13,763
International Students 426
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,901

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

15,280 Took All Classes Online
38,860 Took At Least One Class Online
67.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 38,860 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of KSU Georgia

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Kennesaw State University was $6,436 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,690. The following table shows how KSU Georgia is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Engineering #1 #7
Geography & Cartography #1 #4
Civil Engineering #1 #1
Engineering-Related Fields #1 #13
Information Science #1 #16
Systems Engineering #1 #1
Security Science and Technology #1 #1
International Relations & National Security #4 #10
Industrial Production Technology #4 #19
Computer Engineering #4 #7
Quality Control Technology #4 #7
Computer Information Systems #7 #26
Mechanical Engineering #7 #6
Communication & Journalism #9 #30
Teaching English or French #10 #13
Teacher Education Subject Specific #10 #88
Engineering Technologies #13 #31
General Engineering Technology #13 #16
Political Science & Government #13 #30
Social Sciences #16 #46
Information Technology #19 #62
Psychology #19 #124
Sociology #19 #49
Instructional Media Design #22 #67
Marketing #25 #113
Computer & Information Sciences #28 #56
General Psychology #29 #153
Special Education #31 #118
Nursing #37 #118
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #45 #87
Health Professions #49 #158
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #49 #156
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #67 #243

Online Growth Rankings of KSU Georgia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kennesaw State University was 67.2%. This is the #549 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at KSU Georgia regardless of major.

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
Area Studies 35%
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 35%
Business Administration & Management 1%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Civil Engineering 1%
Communication & Journalism 9%
Computer & Information Sciences 5%
Computer Engineering 19%
Computer Information Systems 16%
Computer Science 1%
Curriculum & Instruction 18%
Data Analytics 10%
Education 6%
Engineering 4%
Engineering Technologies 22%
Engineering-Related Fields 53%
General Engineering Technology 20%
General Psychology 12%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60%
Health Professions 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 15%
Industrial Production Technology 47%
Nursing 4%
Political Science & Government 14%
Psychology 12%
Quality Control Technology 46%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 21%
Security Science and Technology 75%
Special Education 20%
Systems Engineering 12%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5%

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
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution #1
Data Analytics #1
Security Science and Technology #2
General Engineering Technology #4
Quality Control Technology #7
Mechanical Engineering #7
Systems Engineering #7
International Relations & National Security #8
Industrial Production Technology #10
Civil Engineering #10
Computer Engineering #13
Computer Science #17
Sociology #19
Geography & Cartography #19
Teaching English or French #20
Computer Software & Applications #27
Engineering-Related Fields #31
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #37
Engineering #40
General Psychology #42
Marketing #48
Curriculum & Instruction #53
Information Technology #56
Engineering Technologies #59
Computer Information Systems #62
Instructional Media Design #66
Psychology #81
Teacher Education Subject Specific #82
Special Education #82
Social Sciences #83
Educational Administration #85
Teacher Education Grade Specific #95
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #105
Criminal Justice & Corrections #105
Health & Medical Administrative Services #133
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #150
Computer & Information Sciences #163
Nursing #183
Education #286
Business Administration & Management #321
Health Professions #416
Business, Management & Marketing #430

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 261 52 158 19 490
Business Administration & Management 8 261 0 217 2 488
Computer Information Systems 0 246 110 115 0 471
General Psychology 0 444 0 0 0 444
Computer Science 0 240 28 56 0 324
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 319 0 0 0 319
Nursing 0 230 0 57 0 287
General Biology 0 262 0 15 0 277
Accounting 0 231 0 42 0 273
Mechanical Engineering 0 227 0 10 0 237
Public Relations & Advertising 0 218 0 10 0 228
Marketing 0 224 0 0 0 224
Health & Physical Education 0 194 0 20 0 214
Finance & Financial Management 0 206 0 0 0 206
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 167 0 13 0 180
Instructional Media Design 0 0 92 67 2 161
Computer Engineering 0 97 14 34 0 145
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 133 8 0 0 141
Political Science & Government 0 119 0 0 0 119
Electrical Engineering 0 113 0 0 0 113
Construction Management 7 94 0 6 0 107
Information Science 0 79 0 22 0 101
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 85 0 8 0 93
Civil Engineering 0 80 0 13 0 93
General Engineering Technology 0 74 0 8 0 82
Sociology 0 80 0 0 0 80
General English Literature 0 74 0 0 0 74
Robotics Engineering 1 63 0 0 0 64
Human Services 0 63 0 0 0 63
Security Science and Technology 3 54 0 0 0 57
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 55 0 0 55
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 50 0 0 0 50
Chemistry 0 45 0 5 0 50
Hospitality Management 0 49 0 0 0 49
Computer Programming 0 49 0 0 0 49
Systems Engineering 0 41 1 7 0 49
Journalism 0 48 0 0 0 48
Social Work 0 0 0 48 0 48
Information Technology 0 38 7 0 0 45
Fine & Studio Arts 0 44 0 0 0 44
International Business 0 42 0 0 0 42
Public Health 0 42 0 0 0 42
Public Administration 0 0 0 42 0 42
Drama & Theater Arts 0 42 0 0 0 42
International Relations & National Security 0 32 0 9 0 41
General Architecture 0 40 0 0 0 40
Educational Administration 0 0 18 16 4 38
History 0 38 0 0 0 38
General Sales & Marketing 0 35 0 0 0 35
Industrial Production Technology 0 34 0 0 0 34
Anthropology 0 32 0 0 0 32
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 24 7 31
Engineering-Related Fields 0 1 0 29 0 30
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 29 0 0 0 29
Data Analytics 0 0 28 0 1 29
Arts & Media Management 29 0 0 0 0 29
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 28 0 0 0 28
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 28 0 0 0 28
Business/Managerial Economics 0 27 0 0 0 27
Natural Resources Conservation 0 27 0 0 0 27
Geography & Cartography 3 24 0 0 0 27
Music 0 27 0 0 0 27
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 26 0 26
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 26 0 0 0 26
Special Education 0 0 0 22 3 25
Quality Control Technology 2 0 5 17 0 24
Area Studies 0 14 1 8 0 23
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 21 0 0 0 21
Applied Mathematics 0 20 0 0 0 20
Environmental Engineering 0 19 0 0 0 19
Statistics 0 0 0 19 0 19
Dance 0 18 0 0 0 18
Writing Studies 0 0 2 14 0 16
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 7 0 0 15
Engineering-Related Technologies 10 1 0 0 0 11
Construction Engineering 0 7 0 0 0 7
Physics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 4 0 4
Philosophy 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 5,969 428 1,161 38 7,667

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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