Academics

Around here, we don’t just learn for the sake of learning—we learn so we can illuminate a brighter tomorrow. And our outstanding faculty, superior research facilities and driven students are only some of the reasons Kent State University is a top-notch academic choice.
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Average ACT score of 2016’s freshman class, making it the highest achieving incoming class in history.
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Active patents, many with students as co-inventors.

Areas of Study

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Explore Programs & Degrees

Looking for the degree at Kent State University that fits your educational goals? With our more than 282 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, you’re sure to find the one for you. Search our Northeast Ohio degree options below.

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Graduate Studies

A top-tier national public research university, Kent State provides plenty of opportunity to take your education to an even higher level.

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Earn your degree anytime, anywhere, with Kent State University’s online graduate degrees and certificate programs offered by our Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

Online Degrees & Certificates

Our learning options range from on-campus to around the world to across the Internet. Further your education with our online courses — at a very high academic standard.

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Colleges and Schools

Our colleges and schools offer an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, so every explorer may find their brightest path.

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Colleges and Schools

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability & Technology
From aeronautics to technology to engineering, the College of Engineering, Sustainability & Technology is a top tech school. We offer the largest flight-training program in Ohio. It's recognized by major airlines and the U.S. military as one of the top flight schools and best university aviation programs in the country.

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College of Architecture & Environmental Design
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design is a leader in innovative dual degrees, including the following: Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration; and Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design.

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College of the Arts
Our College of Arts and Sciences focuses on the ethics and creativity of each featured field. For example, the Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability, led by an interdepartmental group of 26 faculty researchers, educates students and develops programs to study Northeast Ohio's natural environment and restore and preserve its integrity. Explore our comprehensive degrees:

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College of Business Administration
Our college of Business Administration is ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Undergraduate Business Programs." What’s your area of focus?

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College of Communication & Information
From our top journalism degree to Ohio's only accredited Master of Library and Information Science program, which is ranked among the top 20 graduate schools in the field by U.S. News and World Report, our Communication and Information degree programs provide the training you need:

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College of Education, Health and Human Services
A highlight of this College is its semester-long and short-term studies in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and South America. Explore your health, education or human services program of interest:

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School of Foundations, Leadership & Administration »
School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences »
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College of Nursing
The College of Nursing is one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the nation, with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. Designated as a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013, we partner with over 350 hospitals, clinics and extended-care facilities to give our students valuable clinical experience and prepare them as future nurse leaders.

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College of Podiatric Medicine
Our podiatric college is one of the largest and most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the country and the only accredited podiatry school in Ohio.

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College of Public Health
According to US News and World Report, Public Health is a “Hot Major.” The College of Public Health is the first in Ohio and one of the largest in the nation offering a bachelor’s degree. Graduates promote healthy behaviors, prevent disease and injury, and protect vulnerable populations in your community and around the world.

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Honors College
Our Honors College is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the country.

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Office of Continuing and Distance Education
This office provides access to university resources in Ohio and beyond to meet the unique educational and professional development needs of traditional students, working professionals and adult learners. Continuing and distance education courses are an excellent way to stay on top of your industry or to continue the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for personal growth and development.

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School of Digital Sciences
Kent State's newest school, we combine elements of computer science, computer information systems, computer technology, library information science, visual communication design, journalism, communication studies and instructional technology.

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Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
"Research for Life" at Kent State means focusing on the major global challenges we face as a society – healthcare, energy and sustainability. Through our research in these fields we are making a deep impact both regionally and globally. "Research for Life" also means enriching lives through our cultural and artistic endeavors, educating the next generation of educators, and inquiring deeply into the human condition. In all these areas and more, Kent State excels.

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Graduate Studies
Kent State, with its eight-campus system in Northeast Ohio, serves the state and nation with excellence through more than 50 master’s programs in more than 100 areas of specialization, as well as 23 doctoral programs with more than 50 specializations.

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University College
University College helps students achieve academic success at Kent State University. It fosters student academic success by advising undecided students on degree and career planning; assessing the basic skills of all first-year students; providing tutoring services that promote student learning; and supporting low-income, first-generation and pre-college students.

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Regional College
Kent State University’s Regional College was created in 2010 as the administrative home for programs unique to the university's seven regional campuses — Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. The Regional Campuses have a long standing history of providing Northeast Ohioans access to Kent State University degrees without leaving their community.

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Learning at Kent State

Students from the Kent Campus build a playhouse at a park in East Liverpool as part of an alternative spring break, in which students spend a week performing community service.

Experiential Learning

From service learning to internships to education abroad, we learn by doing at Kent State University.

Honors College

Honors College

We’re proud to provide an enriched educational option to our bright and bold students.

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Office of Global Education

Expand your mind and horizons with an education-abroad experience in China, Europe, South Korea, Australia and beyond.

A ceremony that marks the end of college and the beginning of a bright future, graduation is an event to plan for.

The provost oversees 10 colleges and one independent school across eight campuses. Go get acquainted.

Our library system houses over 2.6 million volumes, offering plenty of resources to help further your education.

Whether you need some extra academic assistance or want to plan out academic work, we have the resources you need.