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Kent State University students fill the steps of the Kent Student Center during peak hours at the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester. Kent State University has made an impressive climb up the Best National Universities list released today by U.S. News & World Report in its new 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Kent State rose 12 spots, once again earning a coveted position on the first-tier list that includes both public and private universities nationwide. Among public...

Kent State University students fill the steps of the Kent Student Center during peak hours at the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester. Kent State University has made an impressive climb up the Best National Universities list released today by U.S. News & World Report in its new 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Kent State rose 12 spots, once again earning a coveted position on the first-tier list that includes both public and private universities nationwide. Among public...

Janice Lessman-Moss (left), professor of textile arts at Kent State University, works with a student on a weaving loom in the Center for the Visual Arts. University is only college in Ohio named to the prestigious list Kent State University is being recognized for the eighth time as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. Now in its 10th year, the “Great Colleges to Work For” annual report recognizes the...

A student in Kent State University’s Fashion School works on a project in a design classroom. A new partnership between Kent State and Akron Public Schools will allow Akron students to immerse themselves in innovative design areas including fashion. Ford Next Generation Learning community supports College and Career Academy for Akron students Kent State University is offering special expertise and resources to high school students attending Akron Public Schools to include immersive opportunities with the university’s fashion, arts and architecture programs. The announcement was made May 16...

A student in Kent State’s Fashion School works on a project in a design classroom. Kent State University is offering special expertise and resources to high school students attending Akron Public Schools to include immersive opportunities with the university’s fashion, arts and architecture programs. The announcement was made May 16 as Akron Public Schools was named a Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) community in a ceremony...

Commencement speaker Octavia Spencer gives a thumbs up to the Kent State students who cheer for her following her address during the One University Commencement Ceremony. Octavia Spencer said her rise to the top of Hollywood began with a many struggles, but her resolve to succeed never failed. Speaking to graduates attending Kent State University’s first One University Commencement Ceremony on May 13, Ms. Spencer said she almost missed her own graduation ceremony. She arrived at Auburn University just in time to...

Commencement speaker Octavia Spencer gives a thumbs up to the Kent State students who cheer for her following her address during the One University Commencement Ceremony. WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement. In total, Kent State will confer 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.  The One University Commencement Ceremony will take...

A new Kent State graduate responds to the introduction of speaker Octavia Spencer during the One University Commencement Ceremony in Dix Stadium. Kent State University celebrated its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State were conferred 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. The One University Commencement Ceremony took...

Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13 in Dix Stadium. Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13. Best known for critically acclaimed starring roles in films such as “The Help,” “Hidden Figures” and “The Shack,” Ms. Spencer is also the co-author of...

A graduate at the Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony waves to her family after receiving her diploma. Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,544 degrees, including 1,773 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and one educational specialist...