Our Record of Innovation

Five national awards, two internationally certified programs, and more than $5 million in grant funding in the last 5 years.

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Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award

Presented by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (we won this one twice!).

Academic Diversity Outreach (2018)

Exploratory Advising Center (2015)


Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award (2016)

The award is presented to Centers who demonstrate success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. The award focuses on the use of technology and if it can be used as a model for other institutions.

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Model of Excellence,
from University Business Magazine (2015)

Kent State was one of 17 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized for innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success on campus.


Outstanding Advising Program Award - NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising(2015)

The NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.

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International Center for Supplemental Instruction – Certified SI Program (2017)

The Academic Success Center in University College is one of only 41 centers across the country that have received this certification!


Certified International Tutor Training Program (2017)

Our Academic Success Center's Tutoring Program is internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association

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Student Support Services and McNair Scholars

Within the past 5 years, our McNair Scholars Program and Student Support Services have received more than $4 million in competitive, federally-funded grants to help students achieve academic excellence.


Key Bank Foundation Student Success Grant (2017)

KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

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