Kent State University at Ashtabula

3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, OH 44004-0000
Tel: (440)964-3322
  • 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 28:1.
  • 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 LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty70 staff34 staff
Kent State University at Ashtabula Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 23:1 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 Enrollment2,281 students755 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:128:1
Kent State University at Ashtabula Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students529 students471 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,752 students284 students
Kent State University at Ashtabula Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kent State University at Ashtabula Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
12%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Black (2007-2016)
% White
91%
73%
Kent State University at Ashtabula White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Kent State University at Ashtabula More (2011-2016)
% 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.0.170.44
Kent State University at Ashtabula Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
7%
31%
Kent State University at Ashtabula Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$31,400
Kent State University at Ashtabula Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $5,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,624 is more than the state average of $11,177. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,664$5,997
Kent State University at Ashtabula In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,624$11,177
Kent State University at Ashtabula Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%92%
Kent State University at Ashtabula % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,997$21,960
Kent State University at Ashtabula Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,090
Kent State University at Ashtabula Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,873 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 81%. 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.