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

2020 Recognition Categories

  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Facilities, Workspace & Security
  • Work/Life Balance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Presidential Statement

Kent State provides an outstanding work culture created by our more than 4,000 exemplary employees. Recognized as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes and previously as a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Kent State's commitment to a diverse and collaborative community is evident in its inclusive work environment. A vibrant arts, wellness, athletics and host-community make it a great and unique place to work.

Employee Comment

I appreciate how much the institution is focused on students. I appreciate my involvement and the opportunity to be part of the great things that are being done to create our next leaders.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 467
  • Fulltime Eps: 932
  • Fulltime Faculty: 953
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 748
  • Adjunct Count: 788

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $86,150
  • Administration: $114,679
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $57,123
  • Non-exempt Staff: $34,993

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 11%
  • Full-time Staff (excluding Faculty): 11%
  • 9 Years Recognized

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