Institutional Research is Kent State’s central resource for information and planning.

Welcome to the Department of Institutional Research at Kent State University! Our department plays a crucial role in supporting the university's mission of providing world-class education to our students. We are committed to collecting, analyzing and disseminating data to inform decision-making processes across the institution. Our work serves a broad range of stakeholders, including university leadership, faculty, staff, students and external partners. Through our research and analysis, we help ensure that Kent State University remains at the forefront of higher education and continues to meet the needs of our community.

Access data regarding admissions, graduation and retention rates, faculty, staff and student demographics, enrollment and more.

We believe that access to high-quality data is critical for making informed decisions. Not sure which dataset includes the answer you're looking for? Below, you'll find descriptions of all available datasets to help you understand which one will provide you with the information you need to succeed.

15th Day Enrollment Reports

The 15th Day Enrollment Report provides a comprehensive overview of enrollment statistics at Kent State University. The report includes data on student enrollment, demographics and program-specific information. The report is generated 15 days after the start of the fall semester, providing a snapshot of enrollment trends at a critical time in the academic year.

Student Retention Reports

The Student Retention Report tracks student persistence and success at Kent State University. The report is generated annually and provides detailed information about the retention and graduation rates of students across various demographic and programmatic categories. The report includes data on first-time, full-time students, as well as transfer students, and examines retention rates at various points in a student's academic journey.

Major Movement Reports

The Major Movement Report tracks changes in the majors and programs of Kent State new freshman students over time. The report provides detailed information about the number of students who have declared, changed or dropped majors or programs, broken down by academic level, demographic group, and area of study. The report is generated annually and provides insights into enrollment trends, program popularity and student mobility within and across academic departments.

Common Data Set (CDS)

The CDS includes a range of data points related to student demographics, admissions, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, financial aid and academic programs. The Department of Institutional Research produces an annual CDS report that serves as a valuable resource to those who are interested in understanding the overall profile of Kent State University and how it compares to other institutions of higher education.

More Sources of Information

  • Kent State University is one of 91 public doctoral universities with high research activity, as categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Kent State University is committed to being an inclusive and equitable place for all who live, work and study here. The Division of People, Belonging and Culture created an interactive diversity dashboard that provides a detailed breakdown of our community. 

  • Financial aid can be challenging for parents, guardians and students. Kent State University Student Financial Aid provides information to help facilitate the financial aid process, in order to make it as simple as possible. It is important to have a financial plan in place to help towards your educational expenses prior to attending college.