Tuition & Costs

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Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. Kent State's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education. In addition, Kent State University is ranked as one of top public research universities in the United States. Kent State will provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.

2016 - 2017 Tuition Cost (Fall 2016, Spring/Summer 2017)

For summer 2016 tuition and fee costs, please see the 15/16 University Fee Register.  Download 15/16 University Fee Register.


The information reflects at a glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $1,458; miscellaneous expenses $2,124.


Note: Students enrolled in the 100% online BSN for Registered Nurses concentration pay adjusted tuition. Out-of-state students pay a $10/hr surcharge in addition to Ohio tuition rates. See for more information.

Incidental costs are incurred by students in some nursing programs. Contact your advisor for additional information.