About KSU

Excellence in Action Since 1910

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Students walk near the Kent Student Center at dusk on a warm summer day.

Welcome to Kent State, one of the best Ohio universities. Whether you choose the top-10-ranked Fashion School, the renowned School of Nursing or the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, we have a degree program designed to get you where you want to go.


Alumni Worldwide


Students Enrolled in 8-Campus System

4 Years

As Northeast Ohio Best Places to Work Award Winner

100 Countries

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Kent State is one of the best Ohio universities.

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With more than 214,000 alumni worldwide, the Alumni Association strives to stay in touch with all of our graduates.

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Student Body

The student body numbers more than 41,000 undergraduates and 5,500 graduates enrolled from all 50 states and 100 countries.

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More than 2,000 full- and part-time faculty, from six different continents, have degrees from 150+ national and international institutions.

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Among premiere Ohio colleges since 1910.


Since its founding as a teacher-training school in 1910, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as one of Ohio's premiere colleges.

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One of the most influential Ohio universities


Kent State University continues to be recognized throughout the region, state, and nation in large part because of the unique skills, diverse talents, knowledge, and expertise that our faculty and staff bring to their roles. In return, Kent State offers many services and resources to assist faculty and staff in their professional and personal development.

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A well-rounded experience for this Ohio college’s student body


The president along with the Kent State University Board of Trustees oversee the functions of executive officers who manage the university's divisions.

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The number one public Northeast Ohio university.

Centers & Institutes

As Northeast Ohio's No. 1 public university, Kent State University is proud to host many centers and institutes — each of which uniquely supports the institution's teaching, research and public service mission. The university has a long history of public-private partnerships and of sharing the expertise of our world-class faculty and highly trained staff far beyond campus boundaries.

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Partnering with other Ohio colleges & corporations

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Kent State University partners with area employers to meet their talent development needs with customized on-site employee training and public professional development programs and certifications.

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