Student Retention Drives Kent State Enrollment Growth at Its Kent Campus; Campus Also Welcomes Highest-Achieving Freshman Class

Kent State freshman students make their way down the Lefton Esplanade during a new student orientation visit to downtown Kent during Welcome Weekend.

Kent State University continues to set records and reach its enrollment goals. The university released its official 15th day census data for the 2014 Fall Semester, reporting the highest retention rate for the Kent Campus in the university’s 104-year history. Retention of Kent Campus freshmen has increased to 81.7 percent, up from last year’s record retention level of 77.6 percent. This represents the percentage of freshmen who continue their studies at the university for their sophomore year. 

Kent State Hosts See You @ College Conference to Increase Enrollment and Graduation of First-Generation College Students

Kent State University will host a one-day conference that is expected to bring together about 300 community organizations and leaders to discuss ways to increase college enrollment and graduation of first-generation and academically motivated students in Northeast Ohio. The See You @ College conference will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The conference is free and open to high school and college educators and administrators, community leaders, educational organizations and more.

Kent State Sets New Enrollment Record, Welcoming Largest and Highest-Achieving Freshman Class at Its Kent Campus

For the Fall 2013 Semester, Kent State University has set a new record, attracting the biggest and highest-achieving freshman class at the Kent Campus in the university’s 103-year history. With the release of the university’s official 15th day census data for the Fall 2013 Semester, Kent State reports the total number of first-time, full-time freshmen enrolled at the Kent Campus is 4,314. This exceeds last year’s freshman class count of 4,076 by 5.8 percent. It also surpasses the record set in 2011 of 4,284.