The Kent Campus Enrollment is Intended to Grow in the Future
University leadership believes that student enrollment will continue to grow for the next decade, and the campus master plan must prepare the campus for this enrollment growth. The master plan anticipates about 9 percent growth in the on-campus Kent Campus student population, with both undergraduates and graduate populations growing. The university anticipates approximately 2,600 additional students on the Kent Campus taking classes, parking, sleeping, eating, and recreating.
Most colleges are expected to grow. The College of Education, Health and Human Services, the Humanities portion of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Communication and Information will remain Kent Campus’s largest colleges. But the Colleges of the Arts (18%), Communication and Information (12%), Public Health (12%), Architecture (11%), and Business Administration (10%) will lead the pace of enrollment growth.
Given the Kent Campus’s historic enrollment growth and the emergence of academic programs that regionally and nationally distinguish KSU, does exceeding 30,000 students on the Kent Campus seem reasonable?