Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists in the 2021 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The university also placed among the top 100 public universities in the nation on the Best Undergraduate Business Programs list and ranked 101 among public universities in the nation on the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, which measures how well schools graduate students who received federal Pell Grants.
In addition, Kent State was:
Recognized for the eighth consecutive year with a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine and was featured in their November issue along with 89 other recipients from across the country for maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus.
Named for the first time in school history as one of the best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges by Campus Pride.
Selected as a three-time Best in Class award winner for supplier diversity from the Greater Cleveland Partnership, earning KSU a place in the partnership’s Equity and Inclusion Hall of Fame.
Named number one among employers in Northern Ohio and number four in the entire state of Ohio on the 2020 America’s Best-in-State Employers list by Forbes and market research company Statista.
- Recognized for the ninth time as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.