Kent State University at Kent
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(800) 988-KENT (5368)
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Kent State University is a public, four-year research institution. The school was originally established in 1910 as Ohio State Normal College at Kent, a teacher training school. The main campus is in Kent, Ohio, but there are additional locations in Ashtabula, Burton, East Liverpool, Jackson Township, New Philadelphia, Salem, and Warren. Students enrolled at Kent State can choose from a wide range of academic programs at the certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The school also provides working adults and students looking for more flexibility in their educational experience with online degree options. In fact, the school earned recognition from U.S. & World Report in 2012 for student engagement and accreditation for its online graduate programs in education and nursing.

Programs Offered

Kent State University students can choose from a number of technical, liberal arts, and professional training programs. Available majors include, but are not limited to, art, biomedical science, computer science, communication, English, health science, marketing, management, political science, psychology, sociology, and theatre. For those interested in pursuing virtual learning, online degrees, certificates, and individual distance learning courses are available. Programs offered online include computer technology, instructional technology, library media, public administration, public health, health informatics, and human services management.


Kent State University at Kent has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1915. Specialized accreditation status has also been earned for programs in areas such as dietetics, psychology, audiology, speech-language pathology, nursing, art and design, dance, music, theatre, and teacher education.


Prospective Kent State students can submit their application through the school’s website or, if preferred, via standard mail. Students will need to have their official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT score reports sent to Kent State. If they have completed any other college course work prior to enrolling, these transcripts should be sent to the admissions office as well. There is a $40 application fee due at the time of submission. In 2010, 89% of applicants were admitted and 37% enrolled. Please note that some programs may have their own special admissions requirements.

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