Kent State University


Kent State is so much more than a college education. We prepare our students for a lifetime of success. Ninety-two percent of our recent graduates are employed or continuing their education full time six months after graduation, and they accept career opportunities in Ohio, across the country and around the world. Kent State graduates are leading innovation and making lives better every day. They join our more than 250,000 alumni who are already making their impact on the world. Learn more about Kent State

Student population size
Large (>10k)

Transfer population

Campus setting

800 E. Summit St., Kent, OH 44242

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester: Rolling admission – no set deadline
  • Spring semester: Rolling admission – no set deadline

Confirmation deadlines

  • Fall semester: None
  • Spring semester: None

Application fee

Learn more about admission to Kent State


  • In-state tuition: $11,923 per academic year + fees
  • Out-of-state tuition: $20,799 per academic year + fees

Learn more about tuition and fees at Kent State

On-campus: The 2021 cohort semester rate for a double standard room is $3,850. This rate also applies to non-cohort students for the 2021-2022 academic year. See a full list of pricing based on specific residence halls and other variables.

Transfer student scholarships and financial aid
Kent State offers several scholarships for transfer students. Learn more about transfer student scholarships and financial aid at Kent State.

Tuition and housing costs listed here are based on data published by the National Center for Educational Statistics – actual costs may differ. Always check with the institution for the most accurate information.

General Education requirements
As part of the requirements for any bachelor’s degree and the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, all students must complete a minimum 36-37 credit hours of the Kent Core distributed as indicated within the specific categories. Learn more about the Kent Core

Friendly degree-completion programs (fastest way to degree)
Humanities, social sciences, and communications programs. Degree Pathways for students from partnering institutions. General info about Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways.

Programs with additional admission requirements
Learn more about programs with additional academic program requirements

Programs with limited admission

  • Radiologic Technology – A.A.S
  • Veterinary Technology – A.A.S.
  • Musical Theatre – B.F.A.
  • Photography – B.F.A.
  • Visual Communication Design – B.A.
  • Visual Communication Design – B.F.A.
  • Earth Science – B.S.E.
  • Life Science – B.S.E.
  • Life Science/Chemistry – B.S.E.
  • Physical Science – B.S.E.
  • Nursing – B.S.N.
  • All Education Programs

Programs accommodating non-traditional schedules (evenings, weekends, etc.)
Kent State University offers many 100% online programs. Evening and weekend classes are also available. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor to learn more about their program of interest.

Credit accepted

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Ohio Transfer Module
  • Transfer Assurance Guides
  • Career Technical Assurance Guide
  • Military Transfer Assurance Guide
  • Ohio Transfer to Degree Guaranteed Pathways
  • List of Degree Pathways

Learn more about credit transfer at Kent State

Transfer admission

Transfer advising