Kent State University at Kent

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,602
2.81% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,643
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.57%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
85.5%
16,308 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
27,716
77.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.1%
2,389 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 (482 degrees awarded), General Psychology (335 degrees), and Fashion Merchandising (297 degrees).

In 2019, 7,498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Kent. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,637 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (495 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,602, which is $−17,898 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,602, which is $−17,898 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,643.

In 2019, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,602
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent was $10,602. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $−17,898 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,643
2019 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kent State University at Kent had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,643. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kent State University at Kent grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,362
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Kent was of $11,362 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.09% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Kent received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 8.57% with respect to 2018, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.57%
2017 Default Rate
885
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Kent was 8.57%, which represents 885 out of the 10323 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 16,308 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.178% annual decline. Out of those 16,308 applicants, 13,950 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.5% acceptance rate.

There were 27,716 students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in 2019, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kent State University at Kent has an overall enrollment yield of 30.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
13,950
Accepted Out of 16,308

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kent State University at Kent was 85.5% (13,950 admissions from 16,308 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.178%, while admissions grew by 0.043%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
1,215
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Kent State University at Kent in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kent State University at Kent has a total enrollment of 27,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 21,401 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,315. This means that 77.2% 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 73.9% White, 8.26% Black or African American, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0794% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Female (3.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Kent, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 21,401 and the part-time enrollment is 6,315. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 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 81%. 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
    20,491
  2. Black or African American
    2,289
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,015

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent is 73.9% White, 8.26% Black or African American, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.108% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0794% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2006 more women than men received degrees from Kent State University at Kent. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,637 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (495 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent is Registered Nursing (482 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (335 degrees) and Fashion Merchandising (297 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 (202 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), and Communications (486 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,468,510 people), Secondary school teachers (481,863 people), Education administrators (273,072 people), Special education teachers (204,958 people), and Other managers (198,833 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (202 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Communications (486 degrees), Transportation (89 degrees), and Education (925 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (202 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Communications (486 degrees), Transportation (89 degrees), and Education (925 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 Elementary & secondary schools (2,724,924 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (308,089 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (160,498 people), Computer Systems Design (128,819 people), and Construction (127,094 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (202 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (155 degrees), Communications (486 degrees), Transportation (89 degrees), and Education (925 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. 482 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 335 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 297 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent was Registered Nursing with 482 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,746
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,752
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,746 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,752).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 138 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 548 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Kent in Registered Nursing, which is 5.59 times more than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 35% 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, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Kent is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.55% of graduates (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,637 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    495 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    270 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,637 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (495 degrees).

3.6% of degree recipients (270 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,640 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,997 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    357 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kent State University at Kent is white female (3,640 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,997 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at nearly $148M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25M (16.8%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Kent State University at Kent had a total salary expenditure of $717M. Kent State University at Kent employs 341 Associate professors, 251 Assistant professors, and 231 Professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Kent are Female Associate professors (179), Male Associate professors(162), and Male Professors (142).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent are: Business and Financial Operations, with 490 employees, Management, with 461 employees, and Service with 357 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$148M
2019 Endowment
1.75%
growth from 2018

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at about $148M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Kent grew 1.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $163M 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. $21.3M - Federal
  2. $7.85M - State
  3. $236k - Local

As of 2019, Kent State University at Kent received $21.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.85M from state grants and contracts, and $236k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$252M
2019 Salaries
2.3%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Kent State University at Kent paid a median of $252M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($717M) and a 2.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.35% growth from 2017 and a 3.47% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$84M
Instructional Salaries
970
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kent State University at Kent paid a total of $84M to 970 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
341 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
490 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Associate professor with 341 employees; Assistant professor with 251 employees; and Assistant professor with 231 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Business and Financial Operations with 490 employees; Management with 461 employees; and Service with 357 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent was Female Associate professor with 179 employees, Male Associate professor with 162 employees, and Male Professor with 142 employees.

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

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