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Kent State University at Kent Overview

Kent State University at Kent is a public institution situated in Kent, Ohio. The suburban atmosphere of Kent makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Kent State University at Kent Known For?

5,555 Undergraduate Awards
$28,225 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Kent State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of the faculty were full-time.

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Kent State University at Kent Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Kent State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#149 Most Popular Online Bachelor’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 Kent State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Germanic Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Kent State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#25 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#33 Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#78 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#91 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#114 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Kent State University at Kent?

Location of Kent State University at Kent

Contact details for Kent State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Executive Office, 2Nd Floor Library, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-3000
Website: www.kent.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kentstate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kentstate

How Do I Get Into Kent State?

You can apply to Kent State online at: https://www.kent.edu/admissions

Admission Requirements for Kent State

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Kent State?

88% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, Kent State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to Kent State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
Kent State received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 21 to 25 )
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36

Can I Afford Kent State University at Kent?

$28,225 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
9.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Kent State is $28,225. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Kent State, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,589 a year. That adds up to $30,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kent State is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Kent State University at Kent Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,432 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,262 undergraduate students at Kent State, with 18,432 being full-time and 3,830 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Kent State

There are also 5,454 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,432 full-time undergraduates at Kent State, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Kent State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Kent State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 335
Black or African American 1,660
Hispanic or Latino 731
White 13,756
International Students 703
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,247

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Kent State University at Kent. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 99 countries are represented at Kent State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Kent State University at Kent

3,953 Took All Classes Online
15,070 Took At Least One Class Online
2.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 23 master’s degree programs available online at Kent State. In 2017-2018, 15,070 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 7th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Kent State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kent State University at Kent was 2.7%. This is the #1,842 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kent State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 43%
Education 4%
Educational Assessment 58%
Geography & Cartography 24%
Instructional Media Design 33%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 21%
Management Information Systems 67%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 60%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 80%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 75%
Psychology 4%
Public Administration 20%
Public Administration & Social Service 20%
Special Education 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kent State 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 Kent State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Education Philosophy #4
General Architecture #5
Architecture & Related Services #10
Journalism #15
Educational Assessment #17
Medical Illustration & Informatics #24
Library & Information Science #41
Information Science #45
Library Science #54
Public Administration #82
Public Health #89
General Education #93
Communication & Journalism #131
Special Education #165
Teacher Education Subject Specific #170
Public Administration & Social Service #179
Educational Administration #217
Teacher Education Grade Specific #236
Computer & Information Sciences #342
Criminal Justice & Corrections #347
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #394
Nursing #406

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%.

Kent State University at Kent Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 482 20 156 8 666
Business Administration & Management 0 0 295 0 53 7 355
General Psychology 0 0 335 0 0 0 335
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 297 0 0 0 297
Public Health 4 0 165 0 93 7 269
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 221 0 9 2 232
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 192 7 32 0 231
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 226 0 4 0 230
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 114 0 107 1 222
Marketing 0 0 220 0 0 0 220
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 193 0 21 0 214
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 5 197 0 202
Health & Physical Education 0 0 146 0 25 0 171
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 152 0 0 0 152
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 0 146 0 0 0 149
General Biology 0 0 141 0 4 0 145
Human Development & Family Studies 13 0 127 0 2 0 142
General Architecture 0 0 89 0 49 0 138
Computer Science 0 0 101 0 29 8 138
Accounting 0 0 113 0 21 0 134
Journalism 0 0 74 0 40 0 114
Educational Administration 0 0 0 31 69 11 111
Special Education 0 0 62 19 26 3 110
Podiatry 0 0 0 0 0 105 105
Computer Information Systems 0 0 63 2 39 0 104
Communication Sciences 0 0 52 0 38 8 98
General Education 0 0 96 0 0 0 96
Air Transportation 0 0 89 0 0 0 89
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 80 0 0 0 80
General English Literature 0 0 70 0 3 1 74
Political Science & Government 0 0 69 0 1 2 72
Information Science 0 0 0 0 70 0 70
Hospitality Management 0 0 57 0 9 0 66
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 50 0 11 0 61
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 57 0 0 3 60
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 44 0 12 0 56
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 56 0 0 0 56
Chemistry 0 0 29 0 9 18 56
Industrial Engineering 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 32 0 22 0 54
Zoology 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 51 0 0 0 51
Teaching English or French 19 0 19 1 11 0 50
Construction Management 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
History 0 0 37 0 6 5 48
Sociology 0 0 38 0 6 4 48
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 2 35 10 47
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 37 0 6 0 43
General Sales & Marketing 42 0 0 0 0 0 42
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 8 0 24 7 39
Mathematics 0 0 28 0 6 4 38
Geography & Cartography 0 0 16 4 13 5 38
Music 0 0 17 0 18 3 38
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 25 0 10 2 37
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Legal Support Services 0 7 29 0 0 0 36
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Mental & Social Health Services 2 0 0 0 31 0 33
General Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 31 0 32
Anthropology 0 0 23 0 7 0 30
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 20 8 28
Physics 0 0 13 0 4 11 28
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 14 13 27
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 24 0 24
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Recreation Administration 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 10 8 18
International Relations & National Security 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 13 3 16
Applied Mathematics 0 0 5 0 7 2 14
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 8 4 12
American Sign Language 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Romance Languages 0 0 11 0 1 0 12
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Philosophy 0 0 11 0 1 0 12
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 0 10 0 2 0 12
Biotechnology 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 3 5 8
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 3 4 7
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
International Education 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 2 2 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Dance 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Gerontology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
International Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robotics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 83 7 5,465 108 1,542 293 7,498

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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