Kent State University at Ashtabula

Tel: (440)964-3322
2,281 students
Public institution
Kent State University's eight-campus network, one of the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio. The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse university, while the Regional Campuses - Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges.
School Highlights
Kent State University at Ashtabula serves 2,281 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
Kent State University at Ashtabula is the only community colleges within Ashtabula County, OH.
The nearest community college is Kent State University at Geauga (32.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Kent State University at Ashtabula (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 70 staff
29 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,281 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,281 students 510 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
# Full-Time Students 529 students
322 students
# Part-Time Students 1,752 students
248 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.44

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,472 is more than the state average of $5,022. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,432 is more than the state average of $9,226. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,472 $5,022
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,432 $9,226
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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 one of the premiere Ohio colleges. The university also has earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole. The Ashtabula Center of Kent State University was opened in the old Park Avenue Junior High School building in 1958. Oliver C. Topky donated 80 acres of land for the new campus in 1963. Main Hall broke ground in December 1965 and opened for classes in the fall of 1967. The Library and Tech buildings were added in 1972. Overlooking Lake Erie on State Route 531 and encompassing 125 wooded and grassy acres, the Ashtabula Campus is the northern-most of Kent State University's eight-campus system. Comprised of the Main Hall, the Library and the Technology Building, our facilities house classrooms; engineering, computer, science and health science labs; an auditorium, gymnasium and cafeteria; conference/banquet rooms, and administrative and faculty offices. The grounds include tennis courts, a baseball field, picnic areas and an outdoor stage. Kent State Ashtabula provides a university education in a small liberal arts college environment. The faculty includes nearly 100 full- and part-time instructors. No classes are taught by graduate assistants. Students enjoy the small class sizes and individual attention usually found only at private colleges, while benefiting from all the resources of Kent State University, Ohio's third-largest university. Kent State University Ashtabula Campus offers educational coursework leading to five bachelor's degrees and 17 associate degrees, featuring one of Ohio's Physical Therapy Assistant programs, as well as programs in hospitality management and nursing. The campus is equidistant between Cleveland, Erie and Youngstown and provides academic excellence and enrichment to a student body comprised of commuters, many of whom work part or full-time. Physical Therapy Assistant programs like the one at Kent State Ashtabula can lead to challenging and rewarding work in rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, school systems and private clinics.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,022 per year for in-state students and $9,226 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,355 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.