Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH 44242-0001


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 30,167
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,340 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Kent State University at Kent is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 16,145 applications and 13,782 students were granted admission. Kent State University at Kent is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 88% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 22% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT950 to 1160
ACT21 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Kent State University at Kent charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,376 and in-state students paid $10,012.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of Kent State University at Kent's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,155 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Kent State University at Kent in 2016-2017, was 2,817, which is 66% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,959 (which is 12.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Kent State University at Kent has enrolled a total of 30,167 students (22,848 students full-time and 7,319 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 30,167 students, 1,086 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 23,684 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,483 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 4,085 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Kent State University at Kent.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 49% 3,920 1298
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 7% 528
Education 6% 477 328
Library Science 6% 464 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 427 401
Architecture And Related Services 4% 349
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 301
Transportation And Materials Moving 2% 194
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 123
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 91

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Kent State University at Kent full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Kent State University at Kent graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,400. Last year, out of the total 9,278 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 8,443 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 10,914 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 9,713 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,400 $36,300
Employment Rate 91% 89%
Total Graduates 9,278 10,914

Campus Location

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