Kent State University at Ashtabula

  • 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 to Kent State University at Ashtabula is Kent State University Geauga and the Regional Academic Center (32.5 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 staff35 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Kent State University at Ashtabula has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kent State University at Ashtabula diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,281 students734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
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# Full-Time Students529 students450 students
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# Part-Time Students1,752 students284 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
91%
73%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.170.44
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College Completion Rate
10%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$30,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $5,885. 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 $11,160. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,664$5,885
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,624$11,160
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,997$21,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,834
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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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