Earning World and National Recognition
In 2010, the university's far-reaching impact and reputation on the international stage were affirmed with its ranking as one of the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education of London. Kent State was the only public research university in Northeast Ohio - and one of only four in Ohio - to make the list.
The university also earned a coveted spot in the first-tier list of Best National Universities in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges issued by U.S. News Media Group. The well-known rankings, which evaluate more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are viewed by millions of readers when they appear in print and electronic editions of U.S. News & World Report.