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Excellence in Action

Academic Excellence
Kent State University puts academic excellence into action every day. We are committed to fostering collaboration, discovery and creativity — inside the classroom, the research laboratory and beyond  and to offering innovative academic programs in emerging, high-demand fields. This is a place where lives are changed, futures are made and careers are launched every day.

Research
Kent State University is a student-centered research institution that offers real-world learning opportunities. Our commitment to discovery, creativity, collaboration and innovation, and to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, makes ideas work and serves our students by providing undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, which enrich learning and distinguish a Kent State education.

Community Engagement
Kent State faculty, staff and students strive to achieve the highest levels of scholarship and public service. This continuing quest for excellence  evident across our eight-campus network — translates into meaningful action that is ensuring a bright future for our students. Producing knowledge that helps solve societal problems, from illness to illiteracy, Kent State is a vital force for economic, cultural and workforce development in Ohio and beyond.

Our rich learning environment helps students develop intellectual rigor and marketable skills, as well as a capacity for lifelong learning. We are dedicated to developing responsible professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life, enhancing the environment and furthering public welfare through innovation in design, creativity and technology. Kent State is a place worth caring about.