University Highlights | Kent State University

University Highlights

Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the new 2017 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report with inclusion on the Best National Universities list. In the ranking of both public and private universities nationwide, Kent State earned a coveted spot on the first-tier list in the Best National Universities category. Kent State is ranked 188 on the prestigious list and is one of only six public universities in the state to make the top-tier Best National Universities list. This distinction is recognition of continued growth in academic reputation and student retention.

University Overview

8 Ohio campuses with 6 Other U.S. locations and 4 worldwide locations

941 acres on Kent Campus

137 academic, administrative, athletic and residence hall buildings comprise Kent Campus

234,000+ Alumni Worldwide | Famous Alumni

Campus Recognitions

Tree Campus USA for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Kent State Earns Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Kent State voted Best College Dining Experience

Kent State Airport designated as the Airport of the Year

The May 4 site officially received its National Historic Landmark designation on Dec. 23, 2016

Employer Recognition

Only Ohio University named The Chronicle of Higher Education "Great Colleges to Work For"

Kent State named one of America’s top employers


11 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings

36% recycle rate

15.9% energy use reduction on the Kent Campus since 2004


Kent State earns "Top 20 Most Active Employers Honor"

Smoke-free, tobacco-free campus