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Kent State University mascot Flash and cheerleaders get the Class of 2027 excited during the 2023 Convocation in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

In its 2024 Best Colleges analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges, Money ranked Kent State as the most affordable college in Ohio. 

New Kent State University students cheer and wave rally towels during 2023 Convocation.

More students have made the commitment to seek a degree from Kent State University and launch their futures as a Golden Flash. The university is celebrating the rise in Kent Campus enrollment for the first time in 10 years along with another strong freshman class and improved retention rates on both the Kent and Regional Campuses.

Future roommates Kenzi Riley (left) and Canna Stephens (right) meet for the first time at Future Flash Day at Kent State University.

Future Flash Days, when admitted students and their families visit the Kent Campus, enjoyed another successful year for 2023. Nearly 1,300 students from 24 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, experienced what it is like to be a Golden Flash.

A student who has committed to attending Kent State University in the fall smiles with loved ones and Flash, the mascot, during a 2023 Future Flash Day held on the Kent Campus.

Kent State University is proving that it is the place to be for fall 2023 with a record-breaking number of applications, a record-breaking number of students who have been accepted for admission into the university and a record-breaking number of students who have made deposits to confirm their attendance in the fall. 

Kent State University’s Class of 2026 form a K on campus.

Kent State University’s Class of 2026 has arrived on the Kent Campus in strong numbers – 4,251 to be exact – an increase of nearly 7% over the previous year, the largest class since before the pandemic and the eighth largest incoming class in the university’s 112-year history. 

Kent State University students enjoy a summer day at Risman Plaza outside the Kent Student Center.

Kent State University is excited to be a part of the Ohio College Comeback Compact, an innovative program to help students who left college with debt but without a degree to continue their education. Kent State is collaborating with seven public colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio to reach out to these students and provide a path back to higher education while reducing or eliminating their debt.

Kent State University’s Class of 2025 form a K on campus.

Kent State University’s Class of 2025 arrives with a strong record of classroom success, boasting an all-time high GPA of 3.5. These newest Golden Flashes arrive 3,982 strong, an increase of more than 4% from a year ago.

Photo of a Kent State graduate

Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced a massive, first-of-its-kind new student aid program that focuses on getting even more Kent State Golden Flashes to graduation, and beyond.

Get ready to soar! I am writing to share exciting information about our 2021 Fall Semester. 

Kent State University students make their way across campus during the 2020 Fall Semester.

They’re back! Kent State University students have begun their fall 2020 classes, and official enrollment figures include many highlights.