More about Kent State University

Committed to Education:
High enrollment, small class sizes

Kent State University, located in Kent, OH, is an eight-system campus, doctoral-granting public institution that enrolls approximately 42,000 students and offers more than 300 academic programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. Kent State is the region’s first-choice public university and is the largest public multi-campus system in Ohio. Through a strong commitment to personalized attention in education, more than half of all classes have fewer than 20 students and more than 90% have fewer than 50 students.

The Kent State community

Kent State is proud to have nearly a quarter million graduates worldwide and generate nearly $2 billion for the local economy annually. Kent State is advantageously placed between two large urban cities: Cleveland and Akron. This location helps to attract students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, resulting in a large representation of first-generation students to attend an institution of higher education.

Research & Partnerships

Kent State ranks alongside other leading universities designated as high-activity research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation; only ninety public institutions hold this designation. The university is aggressively building its research and education programs in healthcare and public health through significant new investments, as well as forming strong partnerships with regional medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals and Northeast Ohio Medical University.


Kent State has received three Ohio Center of Excellence designations in the categories of Cultural and Societal Transformation, Biomedicine & Healthcare, and Enabling Technologies: Advanced Materials and Sensors.