Kent State University at Kent

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,218
1.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,046
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88%
20,369 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
25,854
76.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.8%
2,792 Graduates

About

Kent State University at Kent is a higher education institution located in Portage County, OH. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kent State University at Kent were Registered Nursing (533 degrees awarded), General Psychology (343 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (276 degrees).

In 2022, 6,840 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Kent. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,167 degrees), 9.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (526 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $11,218, which is $−18,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $11,218, which is $−18,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,046.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Kent State University at Kent received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,218
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent was $11,218. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $−18,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$19,046
2022 Value
0.523%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kent State University at Kent had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,046. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kent State University at Kent grew by 0.523%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,664
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Kent was of $10,664 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.15% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Kent received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.55%
2019 Default Rate
143
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Kent was 1.55%, which represents 143 out of the 9229 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kent State University at Kent received 20,369 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.45% annual growth. Out of those 20,369 applicants, 17,929 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 25,854 students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kent State University at Kent has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
17,929
Accepted Out of 20,369

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kent State University at Kent was 88% (17,929 admissions from 20,369 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.45%, while admissions grew by 3.28%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
862
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Kent State University at Kent in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kent State University at Kent had a total enrollment of 25,854 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 19,791 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,063. This means that 76.5% 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 72.9% White, 8.34% Black or African American, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 2.43% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.058% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (3.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Kent in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 19,791 and the part-time enrollment is 6,063. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2022 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    18,840 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,157 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,044 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent is 72.9% White, 8.34% Black or African American, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 2.43% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.058% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 589 students (2.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,116 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 (5,167 degrees awarded). There were 9.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (526 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent is Registered Nursing (533 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (343 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (276 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (142 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (446 degrees), and Education (755 degrees).

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 (1,714,578 people), Secondary school teachers (517,848 people), Education administrators (314,480 people), Other managers (247,341 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,865 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent in 2022 are Library Science (142 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (446 degrees), Education (755 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), and Psychology (427 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (142 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (446 degrees), Education (755 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), and Psychology (427 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,158,985 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (501,921 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (315,104 people), Outpatient care centers (206,365 people), and Individual & family services (184,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (142 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (446 degrees), Education (755 degrees), Language & Linguistics (71 degrees), and Psychology (427 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 533 degrees awarded
  2. 343 degrees awarded
  3. 276 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent was Registered Nursing with 533 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,362
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,478
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,362 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,478).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 134 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 615 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in Registered Nursing, which is 6.91 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% 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, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kent State University at Kent is Female and Asian (76% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2.72% of graduates (76 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,167 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    526 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,167 degrees awarded). There were 9.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (526 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (184 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,429 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,738 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    373 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kent State University at Kent is white female (3,429 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1738 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at nearly $167M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−9.21%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Kent State University at Kent had a total salary expenditure of 612M. Kent State University at Kent employs 321 Associate professors, 273 Professors and 207 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Kent are Female Associate professor (173), Male Professor (148), and Male Associate professor (148).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent are: Management, with 497 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 456 employees, and Service with 317 employees.

Endowment

$167M
2022 Endowment
14.8%
decline from 2021

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at about $167M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Kent declined 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $206M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.3M - Federal
  2. $11.4M - State
  3. $310k - Local

As of 2022, Kent State University at Kent received $25.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.4M from state grants and contracts, and $310k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$244M
2022 Salaries
4.71%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kent State University at Kent paid a median of $244M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($612M) and a 4.71% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$86.9M
Instructional Salaries
949
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kent State University at Kent paid a total of $86.9M to 949 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
321 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
497 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Associate professor with 321 employees, Professor with 273 employees, and Assistant professor with 207 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Management with 497 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 456 employees, and Service with 317 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent was Female Associate professor with 173 employees, Male Professor with 148 employees, and Male Associate professor with 148 employees.

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

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