Highlights from today’s Board of Trustees meeting

Simon Hannig

The Kent State University Board of Trustees met Wednesday.

Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

  • Kent State’s official Fall 2017 enrollment for the eight-campus system is 39,367, but is a 3.5 percent decrease from last fall. It’s the first time in 10 years the enrollment numbers dropped.
  • Most of the drop in enrollment was attributed to fewer international students coming to Kent State, which is part of a national trend. More than 2,000 international students from 104 countries registered for classes on the Kent campus.
  • An incoming class of more than 4,000 students enrolled on the Kent campus, with a record 1,500 enrolled in the Honors College.
  • The freshman class’s average GPA is 3.4; its average ACT score is 23.2. Both are the highest in the university’s history.
  • The 6,000+ beds in Kent State’s 25 residence halls are full.
  • Trustees approved a $669 million budget.

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