Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH 44242

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 LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. ADN
  8. LPN to ADN
  9. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 580
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 123
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Palliative Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 3

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Kent State University at Kent

University of Akron Main Campus
9.96 miles away
Alliance Career Centre - Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing
19.38 miles away
Cleveland State University
29.98 miles away
Youngstown State University
36.3 miles away
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
67.39 miles away
West Liberty University
78.19 miles away
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
80.28 miles away
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
87.24 miles away
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
89.5 miles away
UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus
94.97 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 580
SAT: Math480 to 580
SAT: Writing460 to 560
ACT Composite21 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,244
30k to 48k$15,541
48k to 75k$19,100
75k to 110k$21,070
Over 110k$21,406
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $456.00 $818.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $505.00 $881.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Kent State University at Kent
Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242

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