Kent State University at Stark

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,999
2.83% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,012
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.57%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,422
35.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.5%
160 Graduates

About

Kent State University at Stark is a higher education institution located in Stark County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kent State University at Stark were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (21 degrees awarded), Music Technology (15 degrees), and Environmental Studies (0 degrees).

In 2019, 1,030 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kent State University at Stark. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (843 degrees), 13.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Stark is $5,999, which is $−6,490 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kent State University at Stark is $5,999, which is $−6,490 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,012.

In 2019, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,999
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Kent State University at Stark was $5,999. The cost of tuition at Kent State University at Stark is $−6,490 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$7,012
2019 Value
6.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Kent State University at Stark had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,012. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Kent State University at Stark grew by 6.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,860
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kent State University at Stark was of $7,860 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Kent State University at Stark received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.33% with respect to 2018, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Kent State University at Stark (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.57%
2017 Default Rate
885
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Kent State University at Stark was 8.57%, which represents 885 out of the 10323 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Kent State University at Stark has a total enrollment of 4,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Stark is 1,564 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,858. This means that 35.4% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Stark are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Stark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.4% White, 5.31% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.01% Hispanic or Latino, 0.995% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0452% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Kent State University at Stark in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.9%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kent State University at Stark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,422 students. The full-time enrollment at Kent State University at Stark is 1,564 and the part-time enrollment is 2,858. This means that 35.4% of students enrolled at Kent State University at Stark are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kent State University at Stark was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Kent State University at Stark had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,643
  2. Black or African American
    235
  3. Two or More Races
    157

The enrolled student population at Kent State University at Stark is 82.4% White, 5.31% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3.01% Hispanic or Latino, 0.995% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0452% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 169 students (3.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 268 more women than men received degrees from Kent State University at Stark. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kent State University at Stark is white (843 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kent State University at Stark is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (21 degrees awarded), followed by Music Technology (15 degrees) and Environmental Studies (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kent State University at Stark, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,010 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Protective Services (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Other managers (261,224 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (204,155 people), Police officers (148,246 people), Graphic designers (112,794 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (108,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,010 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Protective Services (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (0 degrees), and Communications (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Dentists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,010 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Protective Services (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (0 degrees), and Communications (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Elementary & secondary schools (477,263 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (379,457 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (300,708 people), Computer Systems Design (185,050 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Kent State University at Stark are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,010 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), Protective Services (5 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (0 degrees), and Communications (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kent State University at Stark.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kent State University at Stark was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

381
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
649
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 381 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Stark, which is 0.587 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 365 degrees were awarded to men at Kent State University at Stark in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.566 times less than the 645 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 645 degrees were awarded to women at Kent State University at Stark in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.77 times more than the 365 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Kent State University at Stark completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kent State University at Stark is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.63% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    843 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kent State University at Stark is white (843 degrees awarded). There were 13.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

2.62% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    530 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    313 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kent State University at Stark is white female (530 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (313 degrees).

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Operations

Kent State University at Stark has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNM%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Kent State University at Stark had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Kent State University at Stark employs 42 Associate professors, 32 Assistant professors, and 23 Lecturers. Most academics at Kent State University at Stark are Male Associate professors (23), Female Associate professors(19), and Female Lecturers (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Stark are: Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, Service, with 27 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Kent State University at Stark has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Kent State University at Stark stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $134k - Federal
  2. $93k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Kent State University at Stark received $134k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $93k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.9M
2019 Salaries
4.84%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Kent State University at Stark paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.84% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.366% decline from 2017 and a 5.67% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.78M
Instructional Salaries
109
Number of Employees

In 2019, Kent State University at Stark paid a total of $7.78M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kent State University at Stark were Associate professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 32 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kent State University at Stark were Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; Service with 27 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kent State University at Stark was Male Associate professor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Female Lecturer with 18 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kent State University at Stark.

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