Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH 44242
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Kent State University at Kent is a public university and part of the University System of Ohio. There are ten campuses in this school system, including the Kent campus. It was established in 1910 and was originally a teacher training school. The first classes were held during the 1912 school year in various temporary locations throughout the Kent area. The original campus opened in 1913 and now includes 119 buildings spread across over 1000 acres. The university gained national attention in 1970 due to the Kent State shootings. It is now one of the largest universities in Ohio, nearly 40,000 students enrolled each year.

Ten undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are offered at the university. These options include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Graduate programs include MSN, DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. The university also offers two paths for licensed practicing nurses – LPN to BSN and LPN to ADN. They also offer a standard ADN program. All options are accredited by the CCNE, while the associate degree program is accredited by the ACEN. The four-year traditional BSN program includes clinical experiences at local hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the northeastern Ohio region. The university also averages a 90% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students28,972
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 64 486
Master's degree 24 120
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 3
Post-master's certificate 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
01/01/1922 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1989 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/20/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1040 to 1220
ACT21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$456/credit
In State Students$456/credit
Out of State Students$818/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$515/credit
In State Students$515/credit
Out of State Students$928/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $20,520 $20,520 $36,810
ADN 70 $31,920 $31,920 $57,260
BSN 125 $57,000 $57,000 $102,250
FNP 50 $25,750 $25,750 $46,400
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Kent State University at Kent's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,189
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,370
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,487
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 79% $5,626
Federal Student Loans 69% $5,781
Private Loans 9% $11,780


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,616
$30,001 to $48,000$15,347
$48,001 to $75,000$18,788
$75,001 to $110,000$20,846
Over $110,000$21,289

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
Kent State University at Kent
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242

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