Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Kennesaw State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors KSU Georgia offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Kennesaw State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Kennesaw State University was awarded 498 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is cybersecurity defense strategy/policy.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked KSU Georgia as #681 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when KSU Georgia held the #1,013 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, KSU Georgia is ranked at #11.

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Is It Hard to Get Into KSU Georgia?

Acceptance Rate

Kennesaw State University has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for KSU Georgia.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to KSU Georgia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 530 to 610 )
KSU Georgia received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Kennesaw State University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Kennesaw State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Kennesaw State University, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kennesaw State University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kennesaw State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Kennesaw State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at KSU Georgia is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Kennesaw State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 34,499 undergraduates at KSU Georgia with 25,745 being full-time and 8,754 being part-time.

How Much Does Kennesaw State University Cost?

The overall average net price of KSU Georgia is $17,221. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for KSU Georgia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,975 $14,910 $18,036 $19,570 $19,820

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of KSU Georgia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At KSU Georgia, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,955 a year. That adds up to $23,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at KSU Georgia is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do KSU Georgia Graduates Make?

Location of Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University is a public institution situated in Kennesaw, Georgia. KSU Georgia is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for KSU Georgia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6000

Kennesaw State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 83 majors graduated from Kennesaw State University. Of these students, 5,640 received undergraduate degrees and 1,091 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 390 $27,800
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 350 $31,800
Business Administration & Management 289 $40,400
General Biology 248 $29,700
Computer Science 240 $65,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 239 $38,200
Accounting 233 $46,200
Marketing 230 $40,100
Nursing 227 $61,900
Mechanical Engineering 225 $60,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Kennesaw State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at KSU Georgia

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 18,360 students took at least one online class at Kennesaw State University. This is an increase from the 14,982 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 18,360 5,107
2017-2018 14,982 3,899
2016-2017 14,204 3,549
2015-2016 8,800 2,760

Learn more about online learning at Kennesaw State University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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