About

At Kent State University, people hail from every corner of the globe to do work that paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. Here, you’ll find world-class faculty serving as researchers and mentors. Alumni leaders in business, healthcare, education and beyond, and students unafraid to break the mold and push boundaries. Our family is true blue and gold.
234,000+
alumni worldwide
41,000+
students enrolled in our eight-campus system
109
countries represented in student body

University Information

Beverly Warren, Kent State’s 12th president, stands outside the executive offices in the University Library.

University Leadership

A better tomorrow starts with bold leaders. Our administration members are a crucial part of ensuring Kent State stays the golden path.

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The history of Kent State University can be seen in the diversity of architecture styles and the commitment to refurbishing historically significant buildings on campus.

About Kent State History

Our history has deep roots. Learn about where we came from—and how it shapes who we are today.

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News

Ever changing, ever gold. Stay up to date on the latest KSU news, or find appropriate media contacts for your story.

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Strategic Vision

Our vision ensures a promising future. Read more about our mission, core values and priorities as we charge forward. Kent State University's Mission Statement is as follows, "We transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment."

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Risman Plaza

Facts and Figures

Kent State ranks 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 and ranked in the coveted first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. 

Read about Kent State's faculty, staff and student demographics, as well as a wide range of top-notch academic and university rankings.

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Departments & Centers

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Centers & Institutes

Our many centers and institutes support our transformative mission through teaching, research and public service. Learn about our world-class facilities on campus and beyond.

Open Enrollment programs

Corporate Services

Education is a lifelong pursuit—that's why we provide training and development in a broad range of competencies.

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Offices and Services

Easy access to the offices and services on campus is provided through a departmental directory.

Opportunities at Kent

We’re committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion at Kent State.

The university relies on private support to ensure student success, enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research and provide contemvpovvrary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research.

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently ranks us as a “Great College to Work For.” See how you can work for us, whether you’re a student, prospective faculty member or professional.

Be employed on-campus and join the 4,000+ students already working amongst our supportive supervisors.

The involvement of students, faculty, staff, parents, families, alumni and the Kent State community is the key to the future development of our students. You are an important partner; and with your support, Kent State students will be on the right path towards achieving academic success. Stay connected to Kent State through the Alumni Association, Parents and Families Association and Social Media.