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Kent State University at Ashtabula
Kent State University at Ashtabula 3300 Lake Road West Ashtabula, OH 44004 Phone: (440) 964-3322
  • General Information
    About Kent State University at Ashtabula

    Mission Statement The mission of Kent State University is to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community. As an eight-campus educational system, Kent State offers a broad array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers. Vision Kent State University will change lives by encouraging outstanding teaching and innovative learning opportunities, by cultivating excellence in all we do, and by seeking greater access and affordability for our students. Kent State shall expand its dynamic leadership through recognized scholarship and path-breaking research, through increased levels of external support leading to new discoveries and economic development, and through partnerships with other institutions and organizations in the pursuit of academic excellence. To further these common goals, faculty, staff and students, as well as our alumni and community supporters, shall serve as collaborative partners in advancing Kent State's status as a model for 21st-century public higher education. Core Values * Kent State is a supportive and inclusive learning community devoted to teaching excellence, first-tier scholarship and academic freedom. Together, these core values are at the center of all that we do across the eight campuses of Kent State University. To fulfill our mission, we value: * Student success through diverse and stimulating learning environments that provide opportunities for every student to reach her or his potential. * Access to instructional, intellectual and cultural resources for a broad constituency. * Collaborations and partnerships with other institutions, organizations and communities to bring together diverse talents, experiences and resources. * Discovery, creativity and innovation in scholarship and research that advance the frontiers of knowledge. * Higher education as a powerful force for personal, social and global change. * Academic freedom as the foundation necessary for critical inquiry in a democratic society. * Integrity in all of our actions and communications. * Our identity as a comprehensive, multicampus, public research university with a distinctive heritage and a commitment to service. * Diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and ideas. * Fiscal responsibility in decision making to support access to an affordable college education. Strategic Goals * Key objectives define the direction of Kent State University. Our strategic goals and principles are to: * Focus on those we serve, especially our students; * Advance innovation and excellence in teaching to support student success; * Promote excellence in research and creative endeavors; * Engage with the world beyond our campuses; * Build and sustain relationships and economic development opportunities with our alumni, communities and businesses that foster success for them and for Ohio; and * Secure our financial future through efficient management, increased levels of external funding and building a strong endowment.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 65%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,600
    Native American 20
    Asian 17
    African American 228
    Hispanic 62
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,017
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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