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            Kent State University is one of America's great public universities. Founded in 1910, Kent State is currently ranked by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 77 public research universities and was recognized by Times Higher Education as being among the top 200 universities in the world.




            We offer a broad range of acclaimed academic programs and internationally respected faculty and researchers who are dedicated to your success. Approximately 2,000 international students from nearly 100 countries are currently enrolled at KSU. Serious international students who want to get an excellent American education in a safe, easily accessible location choose Kent State University. With a slogan of "Excellence in Action" Kent State offers over 300 degree programs, which include such notable programs as business, history, library science, aeronautics, nursing, liquid crystals, journalism and fashion design. With nearly 30,000 students on the main campus it is one of the largest universities in Ohio. KSU also has one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the United States. There is also a high density of Fortune 500 companies located within 48 kilometers of the campus, which offer opportunities for internships to enhance students' learning.


            faculty staff and students

            Number of academic faculty staffNumber of studentsNumber of international studentsIn total1229In total24858In total2586International127Postgraduate19%Postgraduate52%






            Since its founding as a teacher-training school in 1910, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as a premiere university in Ohio. This Ohio university has also earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole through a vast array of continuing education courses and much more.


            Lowry's bill

            May 19, 1910 - State Rep. John Lowry's bill establishes funding for two teaching schools in northern Ohio.

            Kent woos state delegates

            Sept. 27, 1910 - Kent aggressively pursues one of the normal schools. Although there are many missteps, the city seals the deal with the now infamous Bluegill Dinner.

            City leaders score victory

            Nov. 25, 1910 - The City of Kent beats out 20 other Northeast Ohio communities and lands one of the state schools. Kent Normal School is named after William Kent, who donates his farm land to build the new training school.

            McGilvrey becomes first president

            July 17, 1911 - The Board of Trustees appoints John E. McGilvrey, a professor at Western Illinois State Normal School, as the university's first president.

            Groundwork laid for Regional Campuses

            1912 - Ironically, Kent State's first classes are not in Kent. Extension classes are offered in more than 20 centers throughout Northeast Ohio. Some become the basis of Kent State's Regional Campus system.

            A full academic year

            September 1913 - The first full academic year commences with 144 students enrolled at the Kent Campus.

            Growth accelerates

            Spring 1914 - Extension course enrollment surpasses 1,600 and Kent Campus reaches 1,378.

            First graduating class

            July 29, 1914 - Gov. James M. Cox delivers the address at the first commencement where 34 students graduate.

            McGilvrey's 'Master Plan'

            1917 - President McGilvrey drafts his "Fifty-year Master Plan," transforming Kent Normal School into a university with colleges beyond education.