Kent State University Kent Campus

Kent State University Kent Campus

Kent State University is a leading university located in Ohio. Kent Campus is the central campus of the university, and is positioned on 866 acres of land in a suburban environment.

Kent State University Kent Campus mainly focuses on research and teaching, and is a traditional and residential public research college. Students are awarded medical, doctoral and associate degrees at this university.

Kent State University's athletics teams are known as the Golden Flashes. The university has one club team and more than ten varsity athletic teams. Famous sports personalities like Joshua Cribbs, Ben Curtis, Antonio Gates, Matt Guerrier and Lou Holtz are graduates of this university.

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Kent State University Kent Campus
Kent , OH 44242-0001
General Phone: (330) 672-3000

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Kent State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,046business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, actuarial science, marketing, fashion merchandising, ...
Education and Teaching867education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, educational assessment and testing, special ed, education of speech impaired, ...
Liberal Arts814African-American studies, language translation, German language, French language, Spanish language, Latin language, sign language translation, English, creative writing, ...
Media360communication studies, journalism, photojournalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine345registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, community nurse, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling323psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Science198biology, botany, anatomy, anatomical sciences, zoology, animal physiology, physiology, biotechnology, ecology, ...
Family and Social Work174food and nutrition, family studies, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement167criminal justice and safety
Engineering160engineering, industrial engineering
Architecture and Planning116architecture, urban planning
Computer Science and Engineering114information science, systems analyst, computer security
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy109parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical Support and Technology78audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Design69fashion design, interior design
Fine Arts68crafts and folk art, art history and criticism, painting
Photography and Commercial Art56commercial art, commercial photography
Medicine51neuroscience, pre-med, medical preparatory
Drama and Performing Arts48dance, drama
Transportation38aviation tech, commercial pilot and flight crew
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management23conservation
Music22music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition
Art Studies18visual and performing arts
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Law12legal assistant
Engineering Technician1industrial production tech

Number of programs and degrees for Kent State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,84185
Master's degree1,19871
Doctor's degree17740
Award of less than 1 academic year629
Postbaccalaureate certificate195
Post-master's certificate186

Kent State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kent State had a total enrollment of 22,819 students (29,311 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 27%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%
New York1%

Kent State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 41 %

Kent State Room and Board (2007)

Kent State offers campus housing for 6,591 of its 29,311 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Kent, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Kent State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450560
SAT Math450570
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT37%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kent State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,430
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,862
Room and board $ 7,500
Room charge $ 4,580
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,920
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,270

Financial Aid:
Kent State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 305100)

Kent State Faculty

Kent State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$120,7914$99,106
Associate professorcalendar year5$76,6696$69,588
Assistant professorcalendar year9$52,86513$53,835
Instructorcalendar year3$55,4035$44,560
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$70,78128$62,022

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year148$101,88248$85,097
Associate professoracademic year125$71,980105$68,949
Assistant professoracademic year137$58,297156$55,132
Instructoracademic year14$46,57439$42,690
Lectureracademic year20$46,44252$47,140
No academic rankacademic year0*7$32,222
All faculty totalacademic year444$75,774407$59,623

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Kent State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-American Conference
Basketball Mid-American Conference
Baseball Mid-American Conference
Track Mid-American Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3895133

Kent State Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Animal Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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