Kent State University at Kent

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,810
1.96% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,034
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.88%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
84.4%
18,085 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,822
75.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.7%
2,738 Graduates

About

Kent State University at Kent is a higher education institution located in Portage County, OH. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kent State University at Kent were Registered Nursing (476 degrees awarded), General Psychology (345 degrees), and Fashion Merchandising (309 degrees).

In 2020, 7,303 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Kent. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,560 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (522 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,810, which is $−17,753 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $10,810, which is $−17,753 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,034.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending Kent State University at Kent received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,810
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent was $10,810. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Kent is $−17,753 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$19,034
2020 Value
2.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kent State University at Kent had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,034. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kent State University at Kent grew by 2.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,706
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Kent was of $11,706 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Kent received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.58% with respect to 2019, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.88%
2018 Default Rate
570
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Kent was 5.88%, which represents 570 out of the 9688 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Kent State University at Kent received 18,085 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.9% annual growth. Out of those 18,085 applicants, 15,269 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 26,822 students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in 2020, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kent State University at Kent has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
15,269
Accepted Out of 18,085

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kent State University at Kent was 84.4% (15,269 admissions from 18,085 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.9%, while admissions grew by 9.46%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
1,175
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Kent State University at Kent in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Kent State University at Kent has a total enrollment of 26,822 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 20,194 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,628. This means that 75.3% 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 73.7% White, 8.56% Black or African American, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0858% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Kent, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,822 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Kent is 20,194 and the part-time enrollment is 6,628. This means that 75.3% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2020 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 (85%), 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
    19,768
  2. Black or African American
    2,296
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,083

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Kent is 73.7% White, 8.56% Black or African American, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.29% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0858% 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% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 766 students (2.86%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 2391 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 (5,560 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (522 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent is Registered Nursing (476 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (345 degrees) and Fashion Merchandising (309 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 (200 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (144 degrees), and Communications (426 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 (1,785,928 people), Secondary school teachers (408,573 people), Education administrators (283,301 people), Other managers (252,081 people), and Postsecondary teachers (172,473 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (200 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (144 degrees), Communications (426 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (435 degrees), and Education (851 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (200 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (144 degrees), Communications (426 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (435 degrees), and Education (851 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 (2,892,897 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (409,200 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (187,081 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,702 people), and Computer Systems Design (171,882 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Kent are Library Science (200 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (144 degrees), Communications (426 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (435 degrees), and Education (851 degrees).

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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
  1. 476 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 345 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 309 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Kent was Registered Nursing with 476 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,456
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,847
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,456 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent, which is 0.507 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,847).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Kent in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 170 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 591 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Kent in Registered Nursing, which is 8.82 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 (74.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Kent is Female and Asian (74.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.97% of graduates (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,560 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    522 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Kent is white (5,560 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (522 degrees).

2.72% of degree recipients (199 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,747 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,813 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    384 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kent State University at Kent is white female (3,747 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,813 degrees).

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Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at nearly $146M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (8.76%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Kent State University at Kent had a total salary expenditure of $722M. Kent State University at Kent employs 338 Associate professors, 236 Professors, and 219 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Kent are Female Associate professors (186), Male Associate professors(152), and Male Professors (140).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent are: Business and Financial Operations, with 413 employees, Management, with 411 employees, and Service with 324 employees.

Endowment

$146M
2020 Endowment
1.7%
decline from 2019

Kent State University at Kent has an endowment valued at about $146M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Kent declined 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $161M 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. $23.7M - Federal
  2. $9.41M - State
  3. $175k - Local

As of 2020, Kent State University at Kent received $23.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.41M from state grants and contracts, and $175k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$266M
2020 Salaries
5.34%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kent State University at Kent paid a median of $266M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($722M) and a 5.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.3% decline from 2018 and a 0.35% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$80.9M
Instructional Salaries
930
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kent State University at Kent paid a total of $80.9M to 930 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
338 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
413 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Associate professor with 338 employees; Professor with 236 employees; and Professor with 219 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent were Business and Financial Operations with 413 employees; Management with 411 employees; and Service with 324 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Kent was Female Associate professor with 186 employees, Male Associate professor with 152 employees, and Male Professor with 140 employees.

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

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