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Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list.

Kent State’s Online MBA program ranks 90th in the country and 66th among public institutions. This is the first year Kent State was eligible to be ranked since its program launched in fall 2017. 

When Peggy Coyne decided to pursue her lifelong dream of earning an MBA, she looked at several online programs including Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College in South Euclid.

Kent State University’s Online MBA program is ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s on its 2019 Best Online MBA Programs list.

A prominent political strategist, lawyer and advocate for positive change in the political process will serve as the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, will join the university in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on career exploration, success coaching and academic coursework. Summer Advantage is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff.

Three days after May 4, 1970, Akron artist Don Drumm went to the campus of Kent State University with a team of journalists from the Akron Beacon Journal. They wanted his perspective on one thing: a bullet hole in the 15-foot sculpture outside of Taylor Hall.

 

Kent State University is one of 130 public universities and systems nationwide that have joined forces to increase access to college, close the achievement gap and produce more degrees by 2025.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) launched the initiative, Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, last month. The institutions have pledged to make a five-year commitment to the project, through which they will share data and best practices.

Enduring Community

The strength of this university community transcends any program, initiative or administration and is rooted in the values and ideals that define Kent State.

A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on November 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

John and Fonda Elliot, donors of the largest gift in Kent State University history, reflect on their transformational experiences at Kent State and offer advice to current students. 

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