Success Story

Giving Tuesday Results For the last five years, Kent State University has ushered in the season of giving with its monthlong Giving Tuesday philanthropic campaign. “Giving back” is a main tenet of the Golden Flashes global community, and members demonstrated that belief in another unprecedented swell of support. The Giving Tuesday 2020 campaign shattered previous...

Essential Workers, including medical, dining, grounds and others, kept Kent State operational during the pandemic.Kent State University President Todd Diacon joins the entire campus community in thanking the hard-working staff and faculty members who have pulled together to keep the university’s eight-campus system operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video:  

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.  Campus Pride has released its 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list, and for the first time in school history, Kent State University has landed on the distinctive list as one of 40 institutions recognized over six U.S. regions. Kent State is the only school in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and in Northeast Ohio to...

Class of 2024 collage of Gwen, Divine and Heather More than 21,200 people applied to be part of Kent State’s Class of 2024, and 3,819 are now members of the Golden Flash family. Who are they, and where do they come from? Three of every 10 students in the Kent State Class of 2024 are the first in their families to attend college, and combined, they hail from 39 states outside of Ohio and from the...

A graduating Kent State University student celebrates during her commencement ceremony in May 2018 at Dix Stadium. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has selected Kent State University as one of four finalists for the association’s 2020 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality....

Kent State Starsphere and Sign Kent State University has won a Best in Class award for supplier diversity from the Greater Cleveland Partnership. This marks the third time that the university has received this award. Kent State previously won the Best in Class award for supplier diversity in 2013 and 2017.  As a multiyear winner of the Best in Class awards, Kent State is also...

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...