• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: >10,000

2021 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Faculty Experience
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Mission & Pride
  • Shared Governance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

The work that I get to do for organizations on campus and the student population makes me feel fulfilled. When I work directly with these populations, I see what I can provide to the community.

President's Statement

Kent State provides an outstanding work culture created by our exemplary employees. Recognized as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes, our commitment to a diverse and collaborative community is evident in our inclusive environment. Our campuses provide the intellectual, scientific, social, economic, and artistic resources of a major research university in safe and serene campus settings. Vibrant arts, wellness, athletics and host communities make us a great and unique place to work.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 440
  • Fulltime Eps: 790
  • Fulltime Faculty: 947
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 716
  • Adjunct Count: 728

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $87,119
  • Administration: $112,221
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $57,578
  • Non-exempt Staff: $35,253

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 16%
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty: 19%
  • 10 Years Recognized
  • 1 Years of Honor Roll

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