• 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 1,729 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,729 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,664
  • Out-state tuition: $13,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Kent State University at Salem
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
91 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kent State University at Salem has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The Kent State University at Salem diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,729 students
1,173 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
355 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,374 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Kent State University at Salem.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
805 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
355 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,374 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
89%
72%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kent State University at Salem.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.21
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.07%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.16%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,700
$31,900
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.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is more than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,624 is more than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,664
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,624
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Kent State University at Salem and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
89%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$25,000
$18,500
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$6,500
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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kent State University at Salem cost?

Kent State University at Salem's tuition is approximately $5,664 for In-State students and $13,624 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,729 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,664
  • Out-state tuition: $13,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,876 per year for in-state students and $11,127 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,933 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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