Kent State University at Ashtabula

Tel: (440)964-3322
2,341 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 2,341 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Kent State University at Ashtabula is the only community colleges within Ashtabula County County, OH.
The nearest community college is Lakeland Community College (32.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Kent State University at Ashtabula Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 70 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,341 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,341 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
# Full-Time Students
670 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,671 students
1,017 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula sch enrollment Kent State University at Ashtabula sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Kent State University at Ashtabula sch ethnicity Kent State University at Ashtabula sta ethnicity
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. 0.15 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,554 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,514 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,554 $5,740
Kent State University at Ashtabula In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,514 $10,252
Kent State University at Ashtabula Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Source: 2013 (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 $4,816 per year for in-state students and $10,583 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 69%. 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University-Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.