Kent State University at Kent
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students28,972|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||3||2|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||3|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1220|
|ACT||21 to 25|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$456/credit|
|In State Students||$456/credit|
|Out of State Students||$818/credit|
|In District Students||$515/credit|
|In State Students||$515/credit|
|Out of State Students||$928/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||8%||$1,370|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$1,487|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||79%||$5,626|
|Federal Student Loans||69%||$5,781|
$18,156Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.