Success Story

A Kent State University student walks on the K in Risman Plaza. Kent State University shines again in the new 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Kent State is the highest-ranking public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists in the newly released rankings.   Kent State is again named among the Top Public Schools, ranking No. 109. In...

Kent State University employees smile and enjoy themselves during the university’s 2019 Employee Appreciation Day event held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Forbes and market research company Statista have named Kent State University No. 1 among employers in Northern Ohio and No. 4 in the entire state of Ohio on the 2020 America’s Best-in-State Employers list that highlights America’s best employers. Kent State is also the top educational institution on the Ohio list. The top three Ohio employers...

Kent State University Assistant Professor Scott Hallgren from the School of Media and Journalism teaches a class in an auditorium during the 2020 Fall Semester. University is one of only three Ohio colleges named to prestigious list Kent State University is being recognized for the ninth time as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities, and ModernThink LLC, a consulting firm. Now in its 13th year, the “Great Colleges to...

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.   Kent State’s increase in the retention of returning students is thanks in part to the university’s award-winning student support services designed to help students every step of the way – from their...

Kent State University students pose for a photo during Homecoming 2019. Now that the fall semester at Kent State is in full force, we are excited to announce that two of our most anticipated traditions will be held during the month of October. This year, Homecoming 2020 and Parents and Families Appreciation Week are going virtual and will be held the week of Oct. 5. Homecoming 2020 – Flashes Forever: Here. There....

Kent State University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Center holds a safe, physically distant small group kickoff event at the start of the 2020 Fall Semester.  Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for an eighth consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2020 Higher...

Three Kent State University students work together in a study group. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a $2.6 million, five-year TRIO Student Support Services program grant. The program serves students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds and students with diverse learning and physical abilities. Kent State’s Student Support Services (SSS) program, housed in University...

A student uses a computer. Women occupy just 28% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs and account for only 17% of computer science majors and 21% of engineering majors. A group of researchers from Kent State University and North Carolina State University want to know what can be done to broaden participation in STEM fields and improve the...

Photo of Jim Tudhope The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to Kent State University College of Nursing research faculty member Jim Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC (principal investigator) and his team, Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate...

Kent State students begin moving into residence halls on Aug. 19, 2020. Kent State University students began moving into residence halls on the Kent Campus on Aug. 19, as part of a phased-in process that will continue over five days. Move-in typically takes place over three days, but the university has extended the time this year to lower the density of people on campus due to safety concerns from the COVID-19...