Kent State University at Salem

  • 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 Salem serves 1,799 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Kent State University at Salem is one of 3 community colleges within Columbiana County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Kent State University at Salem is Ohio Valley College of Technology (18.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kent State University at Salem(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty72 staff35 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Kent State University at Salem has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kent State University at Salem diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,799 students734 students
Student:Teacher Ratio25:127:1
# Full-Time Students658 students450 students
# Part-Time Students1,141 students284 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kent State University at Salem and the percentage of Asian community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kent State University at Salem and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kent State University at Salem and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
87%
73%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kent State University at Salem and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
-
1%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Kent State University at Salem and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Unknown races
6%
10%
Diversity Score0.240.44
This chart display the diversity score of Kent State University at Salem and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$30,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Kent State University at Salem and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,624$11,160
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Kent State University at Salem and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$25,997$21,250
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Kent State University at Salem and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,834
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Kent State University at Salem and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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. From an "outreach" program based in the old Salem High School (1962) to leased facilities- at $1 a year - at the Bliss Company's South Broadway office building (1966) to the original construction of the present campus (1971), the Kent State University Salem Campus has grown with the communities it serves. Kent State's Salem Campus, located just south of the city, features a lake and a 25-acre outdoor classroom and nature walk. Kent State Salem offers a proud tradition of excellence in academic programs, teaching and service in a friendly and beautiful environment. Whether you are here for a single course, a certificate or an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree, our administration, faculty and staff are here to serve you. Kent State University Salem Campus offers coursework and classes leading to Bachelor of Science nursing degrees for professionally-minded students. Besides our nursing education programs, the Salem Campus also provides academic instruction in horticulture, business management, radiologic technology, computer technology, early childhood education and more. Come for a visit and discover why historic Salem, Ohio, is a great place for nursing degrees from one of KSU's regional campuses. Kent State University is accredited without reservation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 146 students | 18.70 Mi15258 State Route 170
    East Liverpool OH  43920
    (330)385-1070
    18.70146
  • National College-Youngstown
    Private, for profit
    118 students | 21.20 Mi3487 Belmont Ave
    Youngstown OH  44505
    (330)759-0205
    21.20118
  • 1,481 students | 21.70 Mi400 E 4th St
    East Liverpool OH  43920
    (330)385-3805
    21.701,481
  • 164 students | 23.00 Mi2076 Youngstown Warren Rd
    Niles OH  44446
    23.00164
  • New Castle School of Trades
    Private, for profit
    825 students | 23.30 Mi4177 Pulaksi Road
    New Castle PA  16101
    (724)964-8811
    23.30825
Recent Articles
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.
Living with roommates is part of an authentic college experience, but is it an option for community college students? Read on to learn about housing options in community college and to learn how to survive the year with roommates.
Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.