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Kent State University at Kent Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Kent State University at Kent, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Kent State University at Kent Ranked?

2021 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.

Kent State University at Kent was awarded 81 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Kent State is ranked #804 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Kent State also holds the #34 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

See all of the rankings for Kent State University at Kent.

Is It Hard to Get Into Kent State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kent State University at Kent is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Kent State is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to Kent State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 530 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 510 to 600 )
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800
Kent State received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Kent State University at Kent  ( 21 to 25 )
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Learn more about Kent State University at Kent admissions.

Kent State University at Kent Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Kent State University at Kent, the student to faculty ratio is 20 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 Kent State University at Kent is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Kent State University at Kent

Freshmen Retention Rate

Kent State University at Kent has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Kent State have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100
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100

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Good Overall Diversity at Kent State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,262 undergraduates at Kent State with 18,432 being full-time and 3,830 being part-time.

Kent State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Kent State is 61.63 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.63 out of 100
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How Much Does Kent State University at Kent Cost?

The overall average net price of Kent State is $17,807. 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 Kent State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,088 $15,053 $18,517 $20,361 $20,570

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 Kent State, 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 Kent State, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,589 a year. That adds up to $30,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kent State is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Kent State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Kent State make about $38,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at Kent State University at Kent make the most money.

Location of Kent State University at Kent

Located in Kent, Ohio, Kent State University at Kent is a public institution. Kent is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Kent State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Executive Office, 2Nd Floor Library, Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-3000
Website: www.kent.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kentstate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kentstate

Kent State University at Kent Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 112 majors graduated from Kent State University at Kent. Of these students, 5,465 received undergraduate degrees and 1,835 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
Nursing 482 $56,300
General Psychology 335 $24,200
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 297 $36,000
Business Administration & Management 295 $39,700
Design & Applied Arts 226 $36,000
Communication & Media Studies 221 $32,200
Marketing 220 $37,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 193 $28,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 192 $27,300
Public Health 165 $29,300

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

Online Learning at Kent State

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 2017-2018, 15,070 students took at least one online class at Kent State University at Kent. This is an increase from the 14,235 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 15,070 3,953
2016-2017 14,235 3,828
2015-2016 15,100 4,085
2014-2015 13,754 3,838
2013-2014 12,283 3,576

Learn more about online learning at Kent State University at Kent.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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