Awards and Honors

Kent State Today
UPAA award-winning December 2023 Commencement photo

A photo by one of Kent State’s staff photographers was recognized by the University Photographer’s Association of America.

College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Dean Christina Bloebaum and Marla Pérez-Davis standing in the College of Aeronautics

Dr. Christina Bloebaum and Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis Recognized for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership

New Kent State University students wave rally towels during 2023 Convocation.

Once again, U.S. News & World Report validates Kent State University’s academic strengths with the university’s inclusion on several lists in the 2024 Best Colleges rankings.

Kent State University employees smile and enjoy themselves during a 2023 Employee Appreciation Cookout.

Once again, Kent State University has been named one of the Best Employers for Women in a nationwide ranking by Forbes and marketing research firm Statista. Kent State has been named to the list for the sixth consecutive year, having been included each year since Forbes began publishing the Best Employers for Women list in 2018.

The Flying Flashes, Laura Wilson (left) and Peyton Turner (right), hold their trophies from the 2023 Air Race Classic.

Kent State University will celebrate the Flying Flashes, Peyton Turner and Laura Wilson, who defended the team’s title by winning the 2023 Air Race Classic.

Kent State University students cross Risman Plaza by the fountain.

U.S. News & World Report ranks 11 Kent State University programs among the best in the nation in its recently released 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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Kent State University ROTC Cadets present the colors at a Kent State football game at Dix Stadium.

“Always Ready, Always There” is the motto of the National Guard. In many ways, this describes Kent State University’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, too. For the 14th consecutive year, Kent State has been designated a Military Friendly School.