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Students, with help from their family and friends, move into Koonce Hall in the Tri-Towers dorm building in the beginning of the fall 2022 semester.

University anticipates high number of freshmen this fall

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 19, 2023

Last fall, Kent State University welcomed 5,223 freshmen to campus. “At this point in time, we anticipate being in a similar position as last year with an expected first-year class between 4,250 and...

The Kent State University Admissions Office Instagram page.

Universities take to social media to combat enrollment declines

Alex Zito, Reporter February 23, 2023

As college enrollment rates across the nation have declined over the past few years, higher education institutions have had to get creative to stop the downward trend. One of the tactics used is to...

Diacon discusses Kent State’s financial state at Talking with Todd

Sophie Young, Reporter November 5, 2022

Declining enrollment and less state funding lead to a tighter budget, which Kent State President Todd Diacon called “the squeeze” at Thursday’s Talking with Todd meeting. “I aim to be transparent...

Enrollment numbers rise for freshmen, fall for regional campuses

Sophie Young, Reporter September 26, 2022

The freshman class and international student population has returned to pre-pandemic size, but enrollment across Kent State’s eight-campus system is down. The Board of Trustees presented data at Wednesday’s...

Eboni Pringle, dean of University College at Kent State University.

Kent State prepares for incoming freshmen

Taylor Gay Reporter June 16, 2021

A post-pandemic world is slowly but surely becoming a reality and Kent State is moving with the times. Welcoming their incoming freshman class in the fall, the faculty and staff are working to help where...

Regional Campus Enrollment Data

Applications numbers at Kent State Regional Campuses increase

Olivia Futo Reporter April 7, 2021

Applications for Kent State regional campuses increased from last semester and retention of students has stabilized due to the persistence and dedication to maintaining strong relationships between faculty...

CCI Dean Amy Reynolds (left), CCI Student Recruitment Specialist Debra Lamm (top right) and CCI Assistant Dean Matt Rollyson (bottom right).

Arts, Communication and Information undergraduate programs see decrease in spring enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 22, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 have led some students to take a semester off and some have considered other options, overall leading some programs to see a decrease in enrollment. The College of Communication...

Graphic: Grad Program Enrollment

Aeronautics, architecture graduate programs see large increases in graduate program enrollment

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 6, 2021

With the university releasing spring 2021 enrollment numbers, the colleges at Kent State review what this means for them within their graduate programs. The College of Aeronautics & Engineering and...

Mary Parker is the vice president for enrollment management at Kent State University. 

University discusses projections, future plans after releasing spring enrollment numbers

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter February 12, 2021

Spring 2021 enrollment numbers were originally projected to be 10 percent down from Spring 2020 for the main campus, but enrollment only dropped by 3.3 percent. Vice President of Enrollment Mary Parker...


Samuel Corum January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital...

Gail Pavliga, member elect of the Ohio House of Representatives. She will represent Ohio House District 75.

Incoming Ohio state legislators talk about aid for universities

Bronwyn Wain Reporter December 14, 2020

For two incoming Ohio state legislators, an important task will be to address public universities and their financial well-being as they enter office in the middle of a pandemic.Rep. Gail Pavliga and Sen....

Board of Trustees approves budget, addresses enrollment

Troy Pierson Reporter September 16, 2020

Kent State held its Board of Trustees business meeting this afternoon to discuss and vote on agenda items that included the fiscal year 2021 budget, the establishment of new majors and the approval of...

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