Facts and Figures

The Kent State student body profile bears testimony to the fact that many individuals will find that they belong here, be it numbers about admissions requirements, gender or race and ethnicity. Aside from the personal fit, academic quality backed by nationally recognized faculty seal the deal for those students who want to learn from the best.

Student Diversity

  • 30,000+

    Kent Campus Undergraduate/Graduate Students

  • 234,000

    Alumni Worldwide

  • 6,000+

    Students Living on Kent Campus

  • 61%

    Female Student Body

  • 14%

    Freshman with Exploratory Majors

  • 15%

    Undergraduate Minority Students

  • 93%

    Students Receiving Financial Assistance

  • 39%

    Male Student Body

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Fitting In

With more than 34,000 undergraduate students and more than 6,000 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and many different ethnic backgrounds, odds have it that all kinds of relationships and connections will be established -- peer to peer, classmate to classmate, classmate to professor.

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Students hang out in their room in one of the Centennial Court residence halls.

Living on Campus

Make yourself at home at one of the 25 residence halls and an option of 13 residential learning communities. You’ll never go hungry with 20+ on-campus restaurants, dining halls and coffee carts.

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Faculty Profile

At Kent State University, our faculty do more than teach. They share, provoke, collaborate and participate. They inspire learning, turning students into independent thinkers — and, more importantly, into doers. Our faculty help students put excellence into action in everything they do.


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Personal Attention

More than 50 percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and more than 90 percent of our classes have fewer than 50 students.

Kent State faculty also actively involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects. 

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Global Perspectives

More than 2,600 full- and part-time faculty have degrees from more than 150 national and international institutions. They hail from six different continents. More than 70 percent have attained the highest degree in their field.

Research Centers of Distinction are proposed in five core areas: Brain Health; Materials Science; Environmental Science and Design; Population Health; and Global Understanding.

Research Excellence

From Fulbright scholars to internationally recognized leaders in their field, Kent State faculty enjoy an award-winning reputation for cutting-edge research and ground-breaking discovery. Recognized by prestigious organizations, including: National Academy of SciencesInstitute for Financial MarketsScience WatchAmerican Physical Society and the National Science Foundation.

Staff Profile

Ranked among the top 100 national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools ranking in its 2016 edition of Best Colleges. This prestigious distinction is recognition of continued growth in academic reputation and student retention. Kent State also ranks in the coveted first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to make the first tier in the Best National Universities category, and this marks the fifth time in six years the university has received this recognition.


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A Great College to Work for

Kent State is one of 93 colleges and universities to receive this prestigious designation by The  Chronicle of Higher Education. For a third year in a row, Kent State is the only Ohio institution, public or private, on the list.

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Staff by the Numbers

  • 3,143 total staff members in the eight-campus system. 
  • 2,762 full-time unclassified and classified staff. 
  • 381 part-time unclassified and classified staff.

Exceptional Performance

Fifty-nine President's Excellence Awards given between 2009 and 2015. The President's Excellence Award recognizes Kent State University staff who have demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing the strategic goals of the university.