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Kent State Demographics & Diversity

Kent, Ohio

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Kent State are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 25% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Kent State University at Kent students
Race Percent of Students
White 75%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 71% more female students than male students enrolled at Kent State University at Kent with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Kent State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Kent State University at Kent students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Kent State University at Kent students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,548
Women 16,306

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Kent State serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Kent State University at Kent students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,479 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.9%
Part time Undergrads 17.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203517 IPEDS survey data for Kent State University at Kent.