Eastern Gateway Community College


Turn your 2-year degree into a 4-year degree!

Have you completed a 2 year associate or technical degree at Eastern Gateway Community College, or do you have some college coursework under your belt? Don’t stop now! Keep the momentum going and earn your bachelor’s degree at Kent State University.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can expect to earn approximately $17,000 more per year with a bachelor’s degree than with an associate degree or just “some” college.

Kent State University has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College to offer students flexible and affordable bachelor’s degree options. Explore how you can keep going with one of the nation’s best universities.

Why Kent State University?


Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the top-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. In a class by itself, Kent State is the only public university in Northeast Ohio ranked in the top tier. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, the Twinsburg Academic Center, and academic sites in major world capitals such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910.

Online or on campus

Our online degree programs offer an alternative to campus-based programs while maintaining the same excellence in teaching and quality curriculum you expect on campus. We incorporate the latest in online learning technologies and ensure your experience is both collaborative and seamless.


  • $15K - Approximate cost of tuition over two years
    $15K - Approximate cost of tuition over two years


  • Individualized Guidance – Personalized advising and program planning
    Individualized Guidance - Personalized advising and program planning


  • 100% Online – You will never have to come to campus
    100% Online - You will never have to come to campus


  • 70+ - Transfer more than 70 credits from EGCC
    70+ - Transfer more than 70 credits from EGCC



3 Options. 100% Online. Unlimited Opportunities.

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

For many students with previous college credit, the BTAS is the quickest and most flexible path to graduation. If you are currently employed, but have been unable to apply for promotions or other positions because you have not completed a bachelor’s degree… the BTAS is for you! Let a Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies put you on the path to the promotion you’ve been waiting for!

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations in information technology will add more than 500,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. Not bad for a career with a national median annual wage of $86,320. The BSIT degree at Kent State provides students with an applied approach to learning that is focused on supporting end users in a variety of workplace settings.

Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies

As a student in Insurance Studies, you will learn about all of the facets of the insurance world and be prepared to tackle any challenges awaiting the industry as a whole. This degree will also prepare you to succeed on the national licensure exams, as well as introduce you to the variety of jobs in the industry. The B.S. in Insurance Studies will put you on the path to success in your insurance industry career.

Additional Requirements

Eastern Gateway transfer students must complete the same degree requirements as all students at Kent State. You may have already completed many of these classes at Eastern Gateway. Eligible credits can be transferred to meet these requirements.

See What Transfers

Would you like to know which courses may transfer? Complete our free Preliminary Transfer Request form to find out how many courses you will need to complete your degree.

Submit the online Transfer Evaluation Request form

Tuition, Costs and Financial Aid

Kent State University is proud to offer Eastern Gateway students affordable pathways to a Kent State bachelor’s degree. Students pursuing the following fully online degrees may be eligible for a reduced non-Ohio fee:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

For a complete listing of the approved fully online degree and certificate programs please visit the Distance and Online Learning website

Transferring to Kent State? Follow these steps to apply!

Get Started!

Find admissions requirements and apply to Kent State University using our online application.

Got Credits?

  • Request official transcript from each institution attended since high school graduation.
  • A transfer credit evaluation will automatically be completed once your transcripts are submitted.

Submit Your Transcript(s)

The transcript(s) should be sent directly to:
Admissions Office
Kent State University at East Liverpool
400 E. 4th Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Schedule an Advising Appointment

After admission, schedule an advising appointment to build your schedule and get ready for the upcoming semester.

Transfer Advisor
p. 330-385-3805
e. dbean3@kent.edu


All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after Oct. 1, to determine eligibility for federal and state aid including grants and student and parent loans. Kent State’s Title IV School Code is 003051.


We’re so happy to welcome you to the Kent State University community. Please make time to login to FlashLine, your student portal, to access next steps and to see and access other student-specific information.


Don’t forget! Check your Kent State email for important additional steps needed to complete your enrollment.

Online Learning at Kent State

E-learning is unparalleled at Kent State University

Kent State University online students have access to the same resources as on-campus students, without ever stepping foot on campus. From advising to graduation, Kent State provides the tools to complete these tasks online. 

Although there are no on-campus requirements, EGCC online students are more than welcome to visit a Kent State University campus (take a virtual tour of our Kent campus online). You will also be invited to various events throughout your time at Kent State, including graduation (Commencement) ceremonies.

Benefits to earning your bachelor’s degree online from Kent State include:

  • 24/7 technical support through Kent State’s TechHelp;
  • Tests and exams proctored virtually – no need to go to a testing center;
  • FlashLine, the university’s centralized portal system, allows you to schedule classes, track your degree progress, schedule advising appointments, pay your tuition -- and more – right from your computer;
  • Virtual advising sessions with dedicated Kent State advisors via video chat or telephone.

More about Online Learning at Kent State

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