Kent State University at Kent Graduate Program Reviews

100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 158 respondents

School Highlights

Grad. Rate
Has Online
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 30,167 (23,684 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310 in-state; $20,396 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program: the department is very pluralistic, professors go out of their way to help you succeed, and the course material is varied. The cons: no summer funding, not as much teaching experience as I would like (ohio state law prohibits this), and not as much diversity as I would like.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Faculties are really supportive for students. If we have more diversity of students that would be helpful for students to learn from each others in much more perspectives.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros include: Very supportive faculty, excellent training for clinical students, good stipend, and the fact that past students have a good track record for life after Kent. Cons: kent Ohio is a small town, however, Akron is less than 30 minutes away and Cleveland is less than an hour.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a student in Kent State's online Master's in Public Relations program. What I appreciate most about this program is its class schedule. We take one course every seven weeks which, as a working adult, makes my life much easier as I don't have to juggle 2 classes for 14 weeks. The professors, with an exception or two, are knowledgeable in their field and most of them have real world experience in abundance. Because online learning and the program itself are relatively new, there are still a few kinks to work out here and there. However, overall I have felt the program is worth my money.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros are that there's a really strong network and lots of opportunities for hands-on work and research, especially abroad. Big con is the inconsistency in education, with some professors being food and others horrible.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

All faculty and staff are very supportive and care for your success in the program. If you need help or support, there are right there for you!
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Kent State's Counseling program is full of many passionate and genuine professors that will work hard to guide you into the field! The main courses provide a great overview of the material needed, and the practical courses teach you the skills necessary to become a successful counselor. However, I would enjoy the opportunity to have a wider range of speciality options within the program. The clinic on campus provides a great way to get hands-on experience in the field, and also give back to the community in which you are earning your education!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The graduate program helped to push a student to become better at becoming a successful adult. However, the real world experience was a bit different than what was learned in the classroom setting.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I'm really enjoying my online Master's of Music Education degree at Kent State University. I like the convenience of taking courses online and not many schools are providing master's of music ed online yet. The admissions staff and student support personnel are wonderful with communication and assisting you when you need help. I find the courses to be insightful and moderately challenging. There is a fair amount of work load and I do with the courses were a week or two longer to provide more time to finish projects. But overall, I am still able to work full-time and get everything finished. I would recommend this program to anyone.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

The courses are interesting and valuable. So far everything I have learned has been directly applicable to my future career. The professors are all very knowledgable and 2 out of the 3 I had this past semester I would consider outstanding. To me the biggest con on this graduate program is that so many of the courses are only offered online. Another negative is that many courses are compressed into 10 weeks. In other words, you learn 15 weeks worth of information in 10 weeks so the workload is exremely high.
100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.