Student Success Stories
University College Students
>> Five national awards, two internationally certified programs, and more than $5 million in grant funding in the last 5 years.
>> Involvement in Destination Kent State: New Student Orientation increases students feeling connected to campus, ability to find resources they need, and increases their feeling of being prepared to start college.
>> Students who regularly attend services offered by the Academic Success Center are 11.4% more likely to return for the next academic year than their classmates.
>> Students who attend 6+ Academic Success Center sessions per semester earn 0.65 higher course GPA on average.
>> Career Exploration and Development helps our students find on-campus employment and these students are more likely to earn higher grades and stay in school.
>> “Early and Often” – Freshmen engage in career experiences at the same rate as senior students.
>> Students that participate in the Exploratory Advising Center’s EXCEL Living Learning Community are nearly 10% more likely to return to Kent State compared to their peers.
>> Student Support Services exceeded all Department of Education performance goals by 10% or more:
- 92% of participants are persisting towards graduation
- 88% of participants are in “Good Academic Standing”
- 70% of participants graduate in 6 years
>> Community Engaged Learning and the Campus Kitchen at Kent State recover more than 80,000 lbs of food and create nearly 15,000 meals a year for those in need in our surrounding communities.
>> Students make more than 30,000+ visits to the Academic Success Center each year and see a positive impact on their GPA.