In addition to focusing on first year persistence rates, RPIE also tracks 2nd and 3rd year retention. We are seeing a positive persistence trends in these years which are likely to increase our overall graduation rate.

Cohort Term Cohort Size Retained to 2nd Fall  (1-Year Retention Rate) Change (2nd to 3rd Year) Change (3rd to 4th Year)
200880 3709 ---- -9.50% -5.90%
200980 4030 ---- -10.60% -6.10%
201080 3928 ---- -9.50% -4.90%
201180 4284 ---- -8.70% ----
201280 4076 ---- ---- ----
201380 4314 ---- ---- ----


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POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 06:48 PM

For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies. 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. 

Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.