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 32% over five years.
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
Kent State University at Ashtabula Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,281 has declined by 7% 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 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,281 students 510 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 27:1
Kent State University at Ashtabula Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 529 students 322 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,752 students 248 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Kent State University at Ashtabula Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
12%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Black (2006-2014)
% White
91%
73%
Kent State University at Ashtabula White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Kent State University at Ashtabula More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
10%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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
Kent State University at Ashtabula Diversity Score (2006-2014)

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
Kent State University at Ashtabula In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,432 $9,226
Kent State University at Ashtabula Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 94%
Kent State University at Ashtabula % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,653 students | 32.50 Mi14111 Claridon-Troy Rd
    Burton OH  44021
    (440)834-4187
    32.502,653
  • 8,250 students | 32.60 Mi7700 Clocktower Drive
    Kirtland OH  44094
    (440)525-7000
    32.608,250
  • Fortis Institute-Erie
    Pivate, for profit
    652 students | 35.70 Mi5757 W 26th St
    Erie PA  16506
    (814)838-7673
    35.70652
  • 471 students | 35.80 Mi35350 Curtis Blvd.
    Eastlake OH  44095
    (440)510-1112
    35.80471
  • 125 students | 39.20 Mi847 N Main Street Ste 204
    MEADVILLE PA  16335
    (814)724-0700
    39.20125

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
December 08, 2016
Learn about how to prepare for your community college's math placement exams, as well as excel in remedial math courses.
December 07, 2016
Today's high school dropout rates call for drastic measures, and community colleges are taking action to help keep students in high school. Learn about their innovative programs and how your local community college is keeping high school students on campus.
December 07, 2016
A performance gap continues to exist at community colleges for minority and low-income students. Learn about the troubling statistics and how the performance gap can be closed.
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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.