Kent State University at Kent

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,012
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,156
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.28%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
87.5%
15,538 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
28,972
76.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
56.5%
2,403 Graduates

About

Kent State University at Kent is a higher education institution located in Portage County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kent State University at Kent were Registered Nursing (550 degrees awarded), General Psychology (305 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (301 degrees).

In 2017, 8,016 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Kent. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,604 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (502 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,012, which is $-16,488 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,012, which is $-16,488 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,156.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,012
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent was $10,012. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $-16,488 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,156
2017 Value
0.132%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Kent State University at Kent had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,156. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Kent State University at Kent grew by 0.132%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,720
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Kent was of $10,720 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.74% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Kent received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.28%
2016 Default Rate
975
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Kent was 9.28%, which represents 975 out of the 10509 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Kent State University at Kent received 15,538 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.76% annual decline. Out of those 15,538 applicants, 13,598 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.5% acceptance rate.

There were 28,972 students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in 2017, and 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kent State University at Kent has an overall enrollment yield of 31.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
13,598
Accepted Out of 15,538

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kent State University at Kent was 87.5% (13,598 admissions from 15,538 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.76%, while admissions declined by -1.34%.

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage
880
Scores Submitted

20% of enrolled first-time students at Kent State University at Kent in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kent State University at Kent has a total enrollment of 28,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 22,247 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,725. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.8% White, 8.04% Black or African American, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (5.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Kent, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 22,247 and the part-time enrollment is 6,725. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kent State University at Kent was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Kent State University at Kent had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,086
  2. Black or African American
    2,330
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    982

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent is 72.8% White, 8.04% Black or African American, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 1.88% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 893 students (3.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1840 more women than men received degrees from Kent State University at Kent. The majority of degree recipients at Kent State University at Kent are white (5,604 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (502 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent is Registered Nursing (550 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (305 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (301 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kent State University at Kent, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (216 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (132 degrees), and Communications (556 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Software developers (427,545 people), Other managers (214,860 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,225 people), Computer occupations, all other (135,517 people), and Computer programmers (115,340 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (216 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (132 degrees), Communications (556 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 degrees), and Human Sciences (194 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (216 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (132 degrees), Communications (556 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 degrees), and Human Sciences (194 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Computer Systems Design (538,377 people), Elementary & secondary schools (282,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,141 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (175,132 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (132,286 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (216 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (132 degrees), Communications (556 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (856 degrees), and Human Sciences (194 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kent State University at Kent.
Most Common
  1. 550 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 305 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 301 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent was Registered Nursing with 550 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,088
  2. 4,928

In 2017, 3,088 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,928).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 360 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 2.16 times more than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 611 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Kent in Registered Nursing, which is 6.71 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Kent State University at Kent completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Kent is Male and Asian (72.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.45% of graduates (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,604 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    502 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,604 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (502 degrees).

3.63% of degree recipients (291 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,681 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,923 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    341 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kent State University at Kent is white female (3,681 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,923 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at nearly $137M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $34.3M (25.1%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Kent State University at Kent had a total salary expenditure of $756M. Kent State University at Kent employs 327 Associate professors, 276 Assistant professors, and 216 Professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Kent are Female Associate professors (171), Male Associate professors(156), and Female Assistant professors (155).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent are: Business and Financial Operations, with 485 employees, Management, with 435 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 333 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$137M
2017 Endowment
15.5%
growth from 2016

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at about $137M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Kent grew 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $150M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $20.8M - Federal
  2. $7.28M - State
  3. $231k - Local

As of 2017, Kent State University at Kent received $20.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.28M from state grants and contracts, and $231k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$257M
2017 Salaries
3.47%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Kent State University at Kent paid a median of $257M in salaries, which represents 34% of their overall expenditure ($756M) and a 3.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.751% decline from 2015 and a 2.15% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$83.4M
Instructional Salaries
1,012
Number of Employees

In 2017, Kent State University at Kent paid a total of $83.4M to 1,012 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
327 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
485 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Associate professor with 327 employees; Assistant professor with 276 employees; and Assistant professor with 216 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Business and Financial Operations with 485 employees; Management with 435 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 333 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent was Female Associate professor with 171 employees, Male Associate professor with 156 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 155 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kent State University at Kent.

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