Kent State University

Kent, OH 44242-0001

School Details

Kent State University is a large public university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to its main campus, Kent State also has campuses throughout Ohio in Burton, Salem, Warren, New Philadelphia, Ashtabula, Jackson Township, and East Liverpool. Kent State is recognized as one of the largest universities in Ohio with around 42,000 students currently enrolled throughout its campuses. Founded in 1910 as the Kent State Normal School, it began as a school to train teachers. Over the years, the university has expanded and today offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different areas of study including liberal arts, history, journalism, business and several others. Kent State is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Kent state currently has 22,260 total undergraduates with 4,331 first-time degree-seeking freshmen. Kent State also has 5,595 graduate students. 75 percent of Kent State students return for their sophomore year and 50 percent of students graduate in 6 years. The average age of all students is 22 and 21 for full time students. One percent of students is part-time. Much of Kent State’s student body qualify as in-state students with 83 percent and 17 percent out-of-state. In addition, 62 percent of students are women and 38 percent men. While Kent State has many different ethnicities, 74 percent of students are Caucasian. Kent State offers several different support services including:

  • Adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Career counseling
  • Placement services for graduates
  • Veteran’s Counselor
  • Employment Services for undergraduates
  • Health Services
  • Financial Aid Counseling

Tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate study at Kent State is about $9,672 and around $17,632 for out-of-state students. Students interested in applying for admission can begin an application online for both undergraduate and graduate study. Kent State University offers several different financial aid options to provide students with the best option for each individual student’s needs. The average 1st year financial aid package is around $8,994. Of the freshmen with need, 84 percent received aid and 52 percent of need overall was met. 77 percent of all undergraduates applied for need based aid. 87 percent were judged to have need and were offered aid. 33 percent of undergraduates with need had their full need met. The average need based loan is about $3,254 and the average need-based scholarship or grant is about $6,086. Average non need based aid is about $4,419. Graduates of Kent State typically have around $29,842 in debt at graduation. Undergraduate aid is typically awarded through 62 percent loans and jobs and 38 percent through scholarships and grants. Students are encouraged to contact financial aid counselors with any questions about tuition or the financial aid options.

Kent State offers students many different areas of study and degree levels. Students can choose programs within communications, psychology, health professions, education, business and many others. Associate programs require a minimum of 63 credit hours and can be completed in as little as two years as a full time student. On average bachelor’s programs require students to complete 121 credit hours. Most bachelor’s programs are designed to be completed in four years for full time students. Master’s programs can be completed in as little as 18 months and require an average of 34 credit hours to be complete. Program completion length and total credit hours needed varies by specific program and degree level.  Students looking for more detailed information about a specific program should request more information.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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