Kent State University at Kent

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,012

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,180

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.78%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

85.4%

16,145 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

30,167

75.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.8%

2,128 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 (580 degrees awarded), General Psychology (323 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (294 degrees).

In 2016, 7,387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Kent. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,449 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (440 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,012, which is $-15,844 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,012, which is $-15,844 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,180.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,012

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent was $10,012. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $-15,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$18,180

2016 Value

1.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Kent State University at Kent had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,180. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Kent State University at Kent grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,334

Room and Board

$1,290

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Kent was of $10,334 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,290. The cost of room and board increased by 4.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Kent received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2015, when 68% 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.

9.78%

2015 Default Rate

1097

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Kent was 9.78%, which represents 1097 out of the 11219 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 16,145 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.36% annual growth. Out of those 16,145 applicants, 13,782 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.4% acceptance rate.

There were 30,167 students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in 2016, and 22% 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

85.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,782

Accepted Out of 16,145

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kent State University at Kent was 85.4% (13,782 admissions from 16,145 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 84.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.36%, while admissions grew by 3.09%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

938

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Kent State University at Kent in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kent State University at Kent has a total enrollment of 30,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 22,848 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,319. This means that 75.7% 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 71.4% White, 7.99% Black or African American, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0564% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (2.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Kent, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 22,848 and the part-time enrollment is 7,319. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 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 82%. 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

    21,544

  2. Black or African American

    2,409

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    933

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent is 71.4% White, 7.99% Black or African American, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 1.77% Asian, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0564% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 910 students (3.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1677 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 (5,449 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (440 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent is Registered Nursing (580 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (323 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (294 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 (232 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (146 degrees), and Communications (506 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 Software developers, applications & systems software (420,893 people), Miscellaneous managers (263,623 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (128,827 people), Computer programmers (121,876 people), and Other Computer Occupations (120,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (232 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (146 degrees), Communications (506 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (542 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (232 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (146 degrees), Communications (506 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (542 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 (540,190 people), Elementary & secondary schools (256,529 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (201,598 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (171,202 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (148,117 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (232 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (146 degrees), Communications (506 degrees), Human Sciences (183 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (542 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. 580 degrees awarded

  2. 323 degrees awarded

  3. 294 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent was Registered Nursing with 580 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,855

  2. 4,532

In 2016, 2,855 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,532).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 221 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 153 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 600 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Kent in Registered Nursing, which is 5.5 times more than the 109 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Kent is Male and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.05% of graduates (150 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,449 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    440 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    308 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,449 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (440 degrees).

4.17% of degree recipients (308 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,451 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,998 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    303 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kent State University at Kent is white female (3,451 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,998 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at nearly $124M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.73M (5.45%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Kent State University at Kent had a total expenditure of $676M. Of that $676M, they spent $251M on salaries and $676M on benefits.

Kent State University at Kent employs 327 Associate professors, 292 Assistant professors, and 198 Professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Kent are Female Associate professors (174), Female Assistant professors(166), and Male Associate professors (153).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent are: Business and Financial Operations, with 487 employees, Management, with 428 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 393 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$124M

2015 Endowment

5.83%

growth from 2014

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at about $124M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Kent grew 5.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $147M 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. $21.8M - Federal

  2. $8.1M - State

  3. $206k - Local

As of 2015, Kent State University at Kent received $21.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.1M from state grants and contracts, and $206k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$251M

Salary Expenditure

$676M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Kent State University at Kent had a total expenditure of $676M. Of that $676M, they spent $251M on salaries and $676M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$251M

2015 Salaries

2.15%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Kent State University at Kent paid a median of $251M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($676M) and a 2.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.33% growth from 2013 and a 8.39% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$74.6M

Instructional Salaries

959

Number of Employees

In 2015, Kent State University at Kent paid a total of $74.6M to 959 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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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

487 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Associate professor with 327 employees; Assistant professor with 292 employees; and Assistant professor with 198 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Business and Financial Operations with 487 employees; Management with 428 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 393 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent was Female Associate professor with 174 employees, Female Assistant professor with 166 employees, and Male Associate professor with 153 employees.

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

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