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IPEDS ID: 140164
OPE ID: 00157700
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Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591
General information:  (770) 423-6000
Website:  www.kennesaw.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  24,604 (22,684 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty715648
Instructional692648
Research and public service230
Total graduate assistants-205
Instructional-65
Research-140
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
In-state$5,042$5,340$5,522$5,8185.4%
Out-of-state$14,618$14,916$15,338$15,8983.7%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,946$11,275$11,467$11,4670.0%
Other$4,160$4,775$4,856$5,87421.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,946$11,275$11,467$11,4670.0%
Other$4,160$4,775$4,856$5,87421.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,160$4,775$4,856$5,87421.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$21,648$22,890$23,345$24,6595.6%
Off Campus$21,648$22,890$23,345$24,6595.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,702$11,615$11,878$13,19211.1%
Out-of-state
On Campus$31,224$32,466$33,161$34,7394.8%
Off Campus$31,224$32,466$33,161$34,7394.8%
Off Campus with Family$20,278$21,191$21,694$23,2727.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$6,386
In-state fees$1,834
Out-of-state tuition$23,062
Out-of-state fees$1,834
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
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 aid12,76990%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,51981%$13,000,327$5,161
Federal grants1,12136%$4,821,222$4,301
Pell grants1,12136%$4,750,222$4,237
Other federal grants712%$71,000$1,000
State/local government grant or scholarships2,10568%$7,758,128$3,686
Institutional grants or scholarships1224%$420,977$3,451
Student loan aid1,57451%$8,754,767$5,562
Federal student loans1,56451%$8,137,224$5,203
Other student loans783%$617,543$7,917
  • 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 aid114,81865%$66,039,435$4,457
Pell grants9,48042%$37,421,915$3,947
Federal student loans12,80856%$84,906,882$6,629
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$12,099$14,742$15,451
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$9,771$12,719$13,046
$30,001 – $48,000$10,271$13,412$13,946
$48,001 – $75,000$13,692$16,424$16,124
$75,001 – $110,000$15,339$17,643$17,748
$110,001 and more$15,463$17,822$17,985
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment24,604
Undergraduate enrollment22,684
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,568
Graduate enrollment1,920
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 16%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 71%
25 and over: 29%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,4713,8205,651
Percent admitted57%56%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled60%61%59%
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
SAT2,14067%
ACT1,45345%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading500590
SAT Math490580
SAT Writing470570
ACT Composite2124
ACT English2024
ACT Math1924
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: 76%
Part-time students: 62%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
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: 12%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 46%
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: 36%
Female: 48%
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: 33%
Asian: 41%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 53%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 45%
Non-resident alien: 40%
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
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-4--0
Category total14--0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry20----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1170---
Biotechnology15----
Category total1520---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting20059---
Business Administration and Management, General245d207d9--
Business/Managerial Economics18----
Finance, General153----
International Business/Trade/Commerce53----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General116d----
Organizational Leadership---10d-
Restaurant/Food Services Management0----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General33----
Category total818d266d910d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---0-
Mass Communication/Media Studies-10---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric289----
Category total28910-0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General460d---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance42d--0d1d
Computer Science017---
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other---0-
Information Science/Studies9317---
Category total181d34d-0d1d
Education
Administration of Special Education-0d0-0d
Art Teacher Education3----
Biology Teacher Education8----
Curriculum and Instruction----0d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6-0-0
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement----0d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-9d0-0
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--0-69
Educational/Instructional Technology-20d0-0d
Elementary Education and Teaching28728d---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education37----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching68160-0
Mathematics Teacher Education25----
Music Teacher Education13----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching21----
Reading Teacher Education-0---
Secondary Education and Teaching-650-0
Social Studies Teacher Education45----
Special Education and Teaching, General-9---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0d0d-0d
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--6-0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0d---
Category total513147d6d-69d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-37--0
English Language and Literature, General99----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing----0
Category total9937--0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other28----
Category total28----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other----0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-33---
Nursing Administration-3d---
Nursing Science--0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse174----
Category total17436d0-0
History
History, General69----
Category total69----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-4---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies135----
Category total1354---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General46----
Statistics, General-36---
Category total4636---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other54----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-211--
Category total54211--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1237---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management52----
Category total1757---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ethics----5d
Philosophy3----
Category total3---5d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General240---
Category total240---
Psychology
Psychology, General209----
Category total209----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General115--00
Public Administration-58---
Social Work-32---
Category total11590-00
Social Sciences
Anthropology31----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography13--0-
Geography18----
International Relations and Affairs5417d---
Political Science and Government, General85----
Sociology70d----
Category total271d17d-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8----
Art/Art Studies, General65----
Dance, General13----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General25----
Music Management---16-
Music Performance, General18----
Music, General6----
Category total135--16-
Grand total3,491709162675
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined76126
Baseball42
Basketball1415
Golf98
Lacrosse20
Soccer19
Softball27
Tennis109
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1968 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions5/3/1996 -  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(!)10/1/2002 -  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(!)9/1/1984 -  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(!)3/1/2001 -  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 schools1/1/1983 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession022
Drug law violations393151
Liquor law violations679361
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations332439
Liquor law violations376046
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible422
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery102
Aggravated assault002
Burglary211514
Motor vehicle theft231
Arson000
  • For 2011, Line g was changed from 34 to 15 because 19 incidents had been incorrectly classified as burglaries and were later determined to be thefts according to the UCR definition of burglary.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible221
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary111412
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • For 2011, Line g was changed from 28 to 14 because 14 incidents had been incorrectly classified as burglaries and were later determined to be thefts according to the UCR definition of burglary.
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate10.2%9.3%
Number in default410315
Number in repayment4,0173,371
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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