Kent State University at Salem

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,999
2.83% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,730
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.57%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,646
29.3% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
16.8%
23 Graduates

About

Kent State University at Salem is a higher education institution located in Columbiana County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kent State University at Salem were Radiation Therapist (27 degrees awarded), Insurance (8 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5 degrees).

In 2019, 188 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Salem. 79.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (167 degrees), 23.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Salem is $5,999, which is $-6,490 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Salem is $5,999, which is $-6,490 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,730.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,999
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Salem was $5,999. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Salem is $-6,490 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$7,730
2019 Value
4.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kent State University at Salem had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,730. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kent State University at Salem grew by 4.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,860
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Salem was of $7,860 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change 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

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Salem received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2018, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Kent State University at Salem (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
8.57%
2017 Default Rate
885
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Salem 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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Enrollment

Kent State University at Salem has a total enrollment of 1,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Salem is 483 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,163. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Salem are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Salem, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.1% White, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.49% Black or African American, 2% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0608% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Salem in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (70.6%), followed by White Male (17.8%) and Asian Female (1.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Salem, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,646 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Salem is 483 and the part-time enrollment is 1,163. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Salem are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Salem was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Kent State University at Salem had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,400
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49
  3. Black or African American
    41

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Salem is 85.1% White, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.49% Black or African American, 2% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0608% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 91 students (5.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 110 more women than men received degrees from Kent State University at Salem. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kent State University at Salem is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Salem is Radiation Therapist (27 degrees awarded), followed by Insurance (8 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kent State University at Salem, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees), and Education (20 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 Salem are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,526,430 people), Registered nurses (1,424,366 people), Secondary school teachers (498,577 people), Education administrators (276,604 people), and Special education teachers (220,141 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Salem are Agriculture (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Health (51 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 Salem are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Salem are Agriculture (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Health (51 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 Salem are Elementary & secondary schools (2,954,100 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,591,425 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (381,048 people), Outpatient care centers (310,554 people), and Offices of physicians (252,693 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Salem are Agriculture (8 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (89 degrees), Education (20 degrees), Health (51 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 Salem.
Most Common
  1. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Salem was Radiation Therapist with 27 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

39
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
149
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Salem, which is 0.262 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (149).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Salem in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.391 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 64 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Salem in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2.56 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Kent State University at Salem completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 13% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Salem is Female and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    167 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Salem is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (7 degrees).

3.19% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kent State University at Salem is white female (130 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (37 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Salem has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Kent State University at Salem had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Kent State University at Salem employs 20 Lecturers, 8 Associate professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at Kent State University at Salem are Female Lecturers (14), Male Lecturers(6), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Salem are: Management, with 7 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Kent State University at Salem has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Salem stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.01k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kent State University at Salem received $3.01k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.49M
2019 Salaries
1.13%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Kent State University at Salem paid a median of $5.49M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 1.13% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.7% decline from 2017 and a 17.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.46M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kent State University at Salem paid a total of $2.46M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Salem were Lecturer with 20 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Salem were Management with 7 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Salem was Female Lecturer with 14 employees, Male Lecturer with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

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

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