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OPE ID: 00305100
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Kent State University at Kent
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
General information:  (330) 672-3000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  28,998 (22,968 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The mission of Kent State University is to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community. As an eight-campus educational system, Kent State offers a broad array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty940840
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-827
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,320$1,380$1,420$1,400-1.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,376$8,830$9,176$9,5363.9%
Off Campus
Room and board--$9,176$9,5363.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$23,200$24,120$24,938$24,9260.0%
Off Campus$10,350$10,726$25,956$24,926-4.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,350$10,726$16,780$16,406-2.2%
On Campus$31,160$32,080$32,898$32,8860.0%
Off Campus$18,310$18,686$33,916$32,886-3.0%
Off Campus with Family$18,310$18,686$24,740$24,366-1.5%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,444
In-state fees$0
Out-of-state tuition$17,960
Out-of-state fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,72291%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,30581%$20,712,193$6,267
Federal grants1,52237%$6,808,892$4,474
Pell grants1,48436%$6,198,502$4,177
Other federal grants3829%$610,390$1,598
State/local government grant or scholarships1,05326%$1,036,610$984
Institutional grants or scholarships2,88771%$12,866,691$4,457
Student loan aid2,89471%$21,679,580$7,491
Federal student loans2,86970%$18,000,842$6,274
Other student loans3358%$3,678,738$10,981
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,99065%$87,281,215$6,239
Pell grants7,42234%$29,988,481$4,040
Federal student loans13,66463%$98,567,846$7,214
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$17,489$18,663$18,727
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$14,596$15,736$15,368
$30,001 – $48,000$15,868$17,173$16,895
$48,001 – $75,000$19,315$20,494$20,086
$75,001 – $110,000$21,284$21,980$21,749
$110,001 and more$21,423$21,945$22,085
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment28,998
Undergraduate enrollment22,968
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,204
Graduate enrollment6,030
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 80%
Out-of-state: 16%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 61%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 26%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 61%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants15,9706,2389,732
Percent admitted83%81%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%32%31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading470570
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing450560
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1925
ACT Math2025
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 46%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 52%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 26%
6-year: 50%
8-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 48%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 57%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 49%
Non-resident alien: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-10---
Category total8648--1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3----
Category total3----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology-11--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other33----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11610---
Botany/Plant Biology1----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-09--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-01--
Exercise Physiology-204--
Physiology, General-11--
Zoology/Animal Biology32----
Category total1943820--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-43---
Business Administration and Management, General3129812--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---1-
Business/Managerial Economics2327---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies14----
Fashion Merchandising171----
Finance, General101----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General565---
International Business/Trade/Commerce---13d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General106----
Category total8941981214d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management27----
Radio and Television32----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19893--
Category total37459d3--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General12---
Computer Science333810--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst54----
Information Science/Studies-23d--1d
Category total8863d10-1d
Art Teacher Education271---
Business Teacher Education1----
Community College Education----2d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-744--
Curriculum and Instruction-2913--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10713---
Education, General64---1d
Education, Other-42--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----13d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness----0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments----1
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-150--
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement-5---
Educational/Instructional Technology-17d---
Health Teacher Education794--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-353-5
International and Comparative Education----3
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching62----
Mathematics Teacher Education1510---
Music Teacher Education1758d0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching48----
Reading Teacher Education-16---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education9----
Secondary Education and Teaching-28---
Social Studies Teacher Education32----
Special Education and Teaching, General52432-5
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1422-212
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education0----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education110---
Category total456389d282132d
Industrial Engineering8----
Category total8----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician----1
Engineering Technology, General11527---
Category total11527--1
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-4---
English Language and Literature, General14777--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other--4--
Category total1471111--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General40----
Human Development and Family Studies, General1063---
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other---100
Category total1463-100
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature91---
German Language and Literature10----
Language Interpretation and Translation-234--
Latin Language and Literature12---
Russian Language and Literature2----
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation7----
Spanish Language and Literature253---
Category total54294--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing----1
Athletic Training/Trainer4----
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist80387--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist5----
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist1114---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----0
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other52----
Medical Informatics----1d
Nursing Administration----1
Nursing Education----2d
Palliative Care Nursing----11
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing----0
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry--0--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies4----
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing----4
Public Health, General97d26-25d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse594d1252--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling---2-
Category total847d203927d20d
History, General5454--
Category total5454--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1810---
Category total1810---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal10--6-
Category total10--6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies99----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other---5-
Category total101--5-
Library Science
Library and Information Science-209d--0
Category total-209d--0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General123--
Mathematics, General1062--
Category total1185--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2d---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution9----
Category total92d--1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General17----
Category total17----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-9---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science50----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General17----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3415---
Category total10124---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total56---
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics-13--
Chemistry, General3345--
Geology/Earth Science, General3262--
Physics, General6134--
Category total712414--
Clinical Psychology-88--
Community Psychology-2---
Counseling Psychology-12---
Educational Psychology-72--
Experimental Psychology-78--
Psychology, General256----
School Psychology-180--
Category total2565418--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-12d---
Social Work0----
Category total012d---
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs16----
Political Science and Government, General5856--
Category total1391917--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General59----
Category total59----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation215---
Commercial and Advertising Art6910---
Commercial Photography4----
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry126---
Dance, General6----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General421-2-
Fashion/Apparel Design65----
Interior Design45----
Music History, Literature, and Theory-01--
Music Performance, General-16---
Music Theory and Composition-00--
Music, General20----
Visual and Performing Arts, General15----
Category total3124712-
Grand total4,7381,4781568556
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined105102
Field Hockey23
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1977 -  Pre-Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/1/1968 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/1/1984 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs10/10/1969 - 7/31/2003Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs10/10/1969 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology7/31/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
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(!)9/1/1969 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/2002 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1963 -  Accredited
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(!)3/1/2003 -  Accredited
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 schools1/1/1957 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs4/1/1989 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession014
Drug law violations149169150
Liquor law violations583356228
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations839274
Liquor law violations378112125
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible233
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault112
Motor vehicle theft411
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate12.9%8.6%
Number in default1,068664
Number in repayment8,2607,665
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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