Facts & 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 Body Profile
Kent Campus Undergraduate/Graduate Students
Students Living on the Kent Campus
Female Student Body
Freshman with Exploratory Majors
Undergraduate Minority Students
Students Receiving Financial Assistance
Male Student Body
With more than 22,500 undergraduate students and 6,453 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and 122 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.
Living on Campus
Make yourself at home at one of the 25 residence halls and an option of 12 residential learning communities. You’ll never go hungry with 20+ on-campus restaurants, dining halls and coffee carts.
Getting involved at Kent State is easy with a choice of more than 370 clubs and organizations, 1,000 programs, activities, and on-campus events, 18 sports teams, and 32 sororities and fraternities.
Kent State University has more than 227,000 alumni worldwide, representing 88 Ohio counties and 103 countries.
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.
More than 56% percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and more than 92 percent of our classes have fewer than 50 students.
Kent State faculty also actively involve both graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects.
More than 2,623 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.
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:
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.
A GREAT COLLEGE TO WORK FOR
The only Ohio university – public or private – to make this year’s list of “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the university’s fifth time in six years to receive this designation.
STAFF BY THE NUMBERS
2,851total staff members in the eight-campus system.
- 2,586 full-time unclassified and classified staff.
- 265 part-time unclassified and classified staff.
Fifty-one President's Excellence Awards given over the past six years. The President's Excellence Award recognizes Kent State University staff who have demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing the strategic goals of the university.