KENT — Kent State University is welcoming its highest-achieving freshman class ever and continues strong university enrollment. These academically motivated freshmen have an average GPA of 3.35 and an average ACT score of above 23; both are increases over last year and records for an incoming Kent campus freshman class.
The following area students are among the more than 6,300 newly enrolled students comprising the Kent State University Class of 2019: Patrick Nguyen, of Sidney, Katherine Nuss, of Sidney, Rachel Otte, of Maria Stein, and Alison Pulskamp, of New Bremen.
Kent State University continues to set records and reach its enrollment goals. Total enrollment for the 2015 Fall Semester across the university’s eight campuses is more than 41,200 students. The unduplicated headcount for the Regional Campuses is more than 12,700 students, and more than 28,500 students at the Kent Campus. This marks the ninth consecutive year of strong enrollment on the Kent Campus.
With a current enrollment of nearly 3,000 international students from more than 103 countries, Kent State has one of the largest international student bodies in Ohio.
Retention of Kent Campus freshmen is also the highest in the university’s 105-year history at a record of nearly 82 percent. This represents the percentage of freshmen that continue their studies at the university for their sophomore year.
“Kent State’s faculty, staff and administrators continue to dedicate themselves to improving student success,” said Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “In the last three years, we have built on that dedication by improving academic advising, expanding support services and co-curricular experiences, and encouraging students to enroll in and pass at least 15 credit hours per semester so that they will graduate in four years. These efforts and others have lifted our retention and graduation rates to record highs.”
“We’ve exceeded our enrollment and retention goals across the board, and with the Kent Campus at capacity, this is shaping up to be an amazing year. Our record retention rate shows that we put students first, helping them succeed in the classroom so they can graduate on time.” said Kent State President Beverly Warren.
With eight campuses, seven additional domestic and foreign locations and more than 60 study abroad and international opportunities and experiences, Kent State is one of the nation’s largest university systems and is proud to welcome its newest class of golden flashes!
For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.