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

2022 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Faculty Experience
  • Shared Governance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

I believe that the institution works hard to do right by the students, faculty and staff. I am sure it is quite the balancing act and I feel they do it well. I always feel like Kent cares about its people.

President's Statement

Kent State provides an outstanding work culture created by exemplary employees. Recognized by Forbes as one of America's best employers for diversity and women, 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 communities make us a great and unique place to work.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 477
  • Fulltime Eps: 835
  • Fulltime Faculty: 880
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 629
  • Adjunct Count: 878

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $88,752
  • Administration: $111,503
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $56,766
  • Non-exempt Staff: $35,868

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 5%
  • Full-time Staff: 12%
  • 11 Years Recognized
  • 1 Years of Honor Roll

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