Kent State, Ohio's second-largest university with more than 41,000 students on eight campuses, ranks among the top 90 public universities in the country, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The distinction places Kent State among the elite of the nation's nearly 3,900 colleges and universities.
Kent State earns national recognition for its breadth and quality undergraduate programs balanced with innovative research and graduate studies. Its unique eight-campus network serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at its Kent Campus, where residential living combines the resources and facilities of a large, diverse university, and regional needs on seven campuses offering the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges.
Regional campuses include Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. The Kent Campus provides baccalaureate, master's and doctoral study opportunities. At the same time, Kent State's Regional Campuses serve their specific community's needs with associate's degree programs in more than two dozen technical and business fields, as well as baccalaureate and selected graduate work.
Kent State recruits an academically talented and culturally diverse student body. While undergraduate students from every region of the nation and many foreign countries attend Kent State, the majority of its undergraduate students are from Northeast Ohio and reflect the rich diversity of the region's ethnic and cultural communities.
Kent State University provides learning opportunities in some 255 academic programs of undergraduate study. Kent State also offers 50 master's degrees in 39 departments/programs and 50 specializations within 21 doctoral programs at the graduate level.
Besides boasting a distinguished and award-winning faculty, Kent State attracts scholars and researchers to diverse institutes, centers and research bureaus in specific areas.
University Quick Facts
Enrollment: 41,000 (all campuses)
President: Dr. Lester A. Lefton
Notes of Interest:
The student-to-faculty ratio at the Kent Campus is 16.6 to 1, with an average class size of fewer than 26 students. Kent State awards more than $100 million in financial aid each year in the form of loans, scholarships, grants and work-study. Kent State is one of only 37 institutions in the country to be designated a Research II institution by the Carnegie Foundation. More than 300 employers annually conduct on-campus interviews at The Career Services Center. Student involvement at Kent State is available through more than 200 student organizations. Eighty-seven percent of Kent State's faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication has produced 11 Pulitzer Prize winners.