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Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Eastern Gateway Community College President Jimmie Bruce pose for a picture after signing an agreement to form a strategic partnership. Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) have formed a strategic partnership that will create new access to courses and degrees for thousands of students living and learning on Ohio’s eastern border.   Leaders from both institutions met Oct. 10 at Eastern Gateway’s Steubenville Campus to sign the agreement and...

Kent State welcomes the largest freshman class in university history. From snow-capped mountains in Alaska to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the South Korean countryside and palatial modern architecture in Oman, a diverse collage of students from around the country and the world has descended on campus. Together, they make up Kent State University’s robust student body, comprising more than 38,000 students from...

Kent State University students fill Risman Plaza in front of the Kent Student Center at the start of the fall 2018 semester. Once again, Kent State ranks in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report. In a class by itself, Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report. Each year, students and their parents rely on the magazine’s annual Best Colleges rankings to help narrow their college choices and to validate...

Kent State leaders meet with students at Akron They arrived one by one to applause, cheers and a marching band.   Not the typical welcome to a student’s first day of high school, but these freshmen were not just showing up for classes. They were entering their first day in their school’s new College and Career Academies program.     In all, more than 200 freshmen at Akron’s Firestone...

Megan Swoger is a 2018 Portz Scholar The National Collegiate Honors Council has named recent Kent State University graduate Megan Swoger a 2018 Portz Scholar. Ms. Swoger is the ninth Kent State student to receive the honor since the inception of the Portz Scholars competition in 1990. “We are very pleased for her and, of course, delighted that another Honors College student at Kent...

Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen and Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren pose for a photo after signing a shared services agreement. NEOMED will offer online graduate degree programs, starting with leadership training for practicing pharmacists On Monday, Aug. 6, Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University signed a shared services agreement that will enable NEOMED to offer online degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies.  Under the agreement, Kent...

Northeast Ohio Medical University President Jay Gershen and Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren pose for a photo after signing a shared services agreement. Enables NEOMED to launch its first completely online graduate degree program Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University will sign a formal agreement Monday, Aug. 6, that will enable NEOMED to offer “online” degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies.  Under the agreement, Kent State will provide technology and...

Firestone Community Learning Center student learns to operate a video camera during a class in Franklin Hall in the Kent State University College of Communication and Information. A group of sophomores from Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron  spent a week at Kent State University exploring university programs and learning more about college and careers. About the Program The program is part of Kent State’s new partnership with Akron Public Schools, in which three new college and career academies at Firestone...

Students gathered around a table With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná President Waldemiro Gremski formally signed an agreement between the two universities to launch the American Academy. Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact. The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back. “Kent State has had a huge role on me finding my identity and passion,” said Mr. Priosti,...