Key Connections, powered by KeyBank, is designed for our diverse students.

Key Connections fosters a standard of care and compassion amongst faculty, staff, and participants that ensures your success. The focus of Key Connections is to connect you to existing campus opportunities, goal setting, progress monitoring, and just- in- time support and intervention. Additionally, your participation will grant you access to need-based funding support.

 
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    Underrepresented Student Enrollment

    The FA17 Cohort was 713, and decreased 2.6% to 694 for Fall 2019

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    Cleveland Metro School Student Enrollment

    The FA17 Cohort was 713, and decreased 2.6% to 694 for Fall 2019

 
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  • Underrepresented Student Retention Growth

    At Kent State, we have experienced an increase in students returning for their second year.

    Since 2016, we have increased by 3.9%. The KeyBank sparked the momentum for this increase.

     

    Filling the Gaps: Retention

    2016

    • Underrepresented Students: 75.5%
    • All Other Students: 82.2%
    • Gap: -5.2%

    2019

    • Underrepresented Students: 79%
    • All Other Students: 81.7%
    • Gap: -2.7%
 
  • Underrepresented Student Graduation

    Since KeyBank’s investment, Kent State’s underrepresented graduation rate has increased. Currently, we are closing the graduation gap between underrepresented students and all other students significantly.

    It is predicted, our URS 4 year graduation rate will exceed 50% for the first time in Kent State University history. KeyBank’s contribution will be a major contributor in this success.

    Filling the Gaps: 4-Year Graduation

    2016

    • Underrepresented Students: 30.6%
    • All Other Students: 44.4%
    • Gap: -13.8%

    2019

    • Underrepresented Students: 42.4%
    • All Other Students: 52.2%
    • Gap: -9.8%
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