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IMAGE: Of Kent State's more than 18,000 undergraduate students who attend classes, 32 percent are men.

Kent State University

Excellence in Action: By the Numbers

Fitting In

With more than 22,000 undergraduate students and 5,500 graduate students enrolled from all 50 states and 100 countries, odds have it that all kinds of relationships and connections will be established -- peer to peer, classmate to classmate, classmate to professor.

Kent State's student demographics include the following:

  • 59% of students are female.

  • 41% are male.

  • 13% of the undergraduate population is a minority.

  • More than 400 individuals in graduate studies are minority students.

The undergraduate ethnicity profile breaks out in this fashion:

  • African American, 1,949
  • American Indian, 75
  • Asian, 284
  • Hispanic, 600
  • International, 1,045
  • Multiracial, 301
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 11
  • Other, 13
  • White, 17,226
  • Unknown, 756


More than 1,500 faculty members teach in nine colleges. Nearly 45 percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students.

Classroom Environment

  • Students per faculty, 20:1
  • Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students, 75 percent
  • Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students, 90 percent

Top 5 first-time freshmen majors

  1. Exploratory:  680 total, 15.7 percent of all freshmen
  2. Pre-Nursing: 326 total, 7.5 percent of all freshmen
  3. Biological Sciences: 184 total, 4.3 percent of all freshmen
  4. Business Management: 159 total, 3.7 percent of all freshmen
  5. Psychology: 156 total, 3.6 percent of all freshmen

Paying for itMore than 80% of Kent State students receive financial assistance via scholarships, grants, loans, or work study.

Living at Kent

Make yourself at home at one of the 24 residence halls and an option of 12 residential learning communities. You’ll never go hungry with 24 on-campus restaurants, dining halls and coffee carts.

Joining In

Getting involved at Kent State is easy with a choice of 200 clubs and organizations, 1,000 programs, activities, and on-campus events, 24 residence halls, 24 places to eat, 18 sports teams, and 20 sororities and fraternities.

Alumni Pride

In 2010, Kent State University's total alumni reached nearly 200,000 and represent all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries.

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