THE RIGHT FIT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT ASHTABULA Finding the right school means finding the right fit. Big or Small? State-of-the-art laboratories or intimate classrooms? While part of one of the largest university systems in Ohio, Kent State University at Ashtabula enjoys the feel of a small, private college. You can see Lake Erie from just about anywhere on campus, and the campus is only minutes away from beaches and a summer resort town. At Kent State Ashtabula, we’re helping students reach their full potential by providing them with the resources, talented faculty and support services needed to make them successful students and graduates. Our students fulfill a 55-year tradition when they become nurses, business owners, computer technologists, respiratory therapists, accountants, entrepreneurs, and much more. At Kent State Ashtabula, you’ll discover:
With 10 Bachelor’s degrees and 17 associate degree programs, Kent State Ashtabula offers a variety of major options. Our Exploratory program can help identify the major that best matches your career goals.
Your Best Value
At Kent State Ashtabula, you’ll receive a quality education and unforgettable college experience at an affordable price.
Kent State Ashtabula provides support services and resources to help students create a plan for the future and make it happen.
Engage beyond the classroom through leadership, service and global learning opportunities while enrolled at Kent State Ashtabula.
Your local university
Founded in 1958
FAST FACTS Total Enrollment of 2,400 students Both in-person and online, our students come from 42 Ohio counties, 27 states and from as far away as Sweden, India and China. Student Profile • 65% Female, 35% Male
• Student/Faculty Ratio of 15:1
• Average Class Size of 22 students
Academic Programs • 10 Bachelor’s degrees
• 17 associate degrees
• 6 certificates
Experiential Learning • Internships
• Lab Work
• Field Work
• Education Abroad
• Community Service Projects
Value 2014-15 Tuition (11+ credit hours): • $2,832 (in-state)
• $3,628 (bordering PA/WV counties)
• $6,812 (out-of-state)
Affordability • 85% of undergraduates receive financial assistance. • $200,000 in scholarships awarded during the 2014-15 academic year.
Academic POINTS OF PRIDE Kent State Ashtabula’s Viticulture and Enology programs are the only wine degrees offered
in the state of Ohio. Forty-four of our faculty members are published authors in subjects ranging from history
and politics to poetry. Kent State Ashtabula nursing students have a 94 percent pass rate on their National Council
of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination; 75 percent of all nurses in Ashtabula County graduated from Kent State Ashtabula’s Nursing program. Since the start of the program in 2010, respiratory therapy graduates have had a 100
percent success rate at finding employment within six months of graduation. The Hospitality Management program is the only four-year program in Ohio accredited by
the Accreditation Commission of Programs in Hospitality Administration. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions as managers in the thriving hospitality and tourism industry in Ashtabula County and throughout Northeast Ohio. The Robert S. Morrison Health & Science Building houses the only cadaver lab between Erie,
PA and Cleveland, OH. The lab offers our allied health students hands-on experience for anatomy and physiology classes. Faculty members include a Fulbright Scholar, three Kent State University Distinguished
Teaching Award recipients, and several international scholars.
Four-Year GPS Plans Kent State’s Graduation Planning System, or GPS, tracks student progress to graduation. It includes the student’s degree audit, which includes all requirements for earning a degree in the declared program, and an individualized plan of study that the student and their advisor create. The plan of study outlines in semester-bysemester format the requirements the student must complete in order to remain on track for graduation. At any point in time, a student and advisor can see all program requirements and their fulfillment status. GPS allows students to view “what if” audits to evaluate progress towards any Kent State degree.
DEGREE PROGRAMS Some students come to Kent State Ashtabula knowing exactly what they want to major in; others are still exploring their options. Academic advisors can help you choose a major, or you may find your passion through the general education core classes you take. In addition, Kent State Ashtabula’s classes transfer for credit to the Kent Campus and to other colleges and universities.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Business Management Communications Studies: Applied Communication Criminology and Justice Studies: Corrections, Criminology and Deviance, General, Law and Society English Hospitality Management Integrative Studies Nursing: RN to BSN Program, Integrated ADN/ BSN Psychology Sociology Technical and Applied Studies: Applied Business, Computer Technology Application Development, Applied Computer Security and Forensics Technology, General, Internet/ Multimedia, Networking
Advanced Internet Business Management Technology Computer Forensics and Information Security Entrepreneurship Office Software Application
Associate Degree Programs
Accounting Technology Arts Business Management Technology Computer Technology Enology Hospitality Management Human Services Technology Information Technology for Administrative Professionals Justice Studies Nursing Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Radiologic Technology Respiratory Therapy Technology Science Technical Study Viticulture
Professional Completion Programs
Associate of Applied Science: Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing LPN to Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) Certified Athletic Trainer to Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Kent State Ashtabula students have many opportunities to expand their learning outside the classroom. Internships, service projects and education abroad activites are available. Internships Kent State Ashtabula knows the importance of hands-on education, and many of our degree programs offer class credit for internships in your degree field. You’ll find our Viticulture and Enology students interning at vineyards and wineries across Northeast Ohio, and our Hospitality Management students intern with several area businesses. Students in our health degree programs complete their clinical education at top medical facilities throughout Northeast Ohio. Service Projects Kent State Ashtabula students believe in giving back to the community and helping others. Our student clubs and organizations completed more than 35 community service projects last year. Whether it’s helping local business owners promote their business for class credit or helping build a house for a homeless family, our students take action to make life better for residents of Northeast Ohio. Education Abroad During the 2012-2013 academic year, Kent State Ashtabula business management students completed a research project for a Polish pasta company that wanted to switch to eco-friendly packaging. Our RN to BSN nursing students assisted residents in the Dominican Republic by providing basic medical care, teaching health education classes to children and making safety improvements to local homes. The opportunities are endless to participate in these types of projects at Kent State Ashtabula. Study abroad can become a part of any degree program and provides you a once-ina-lifetime experience.
The United Way of Ashtabula County has continually awarded the Community Partner Award to the campus in honor of the many volunteer hours students work at local organizations.
Kent State Ashtabula offers the newest in allied health training. The state-of-the-art Robert S. Morrison Health & Science Building, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2014, offers high-tech lab equipment, hands-on learning labs, and patient simulators.
Kent State Ashtabula has been repeatedly recognized as a Military Friendly School® for our services to Veteran students by Victory Media.
RN to BSN students enrolled in a global health education class assisted residents in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
STUDENT LIFE Student Clubs & Organizations
College is a time for meeting new people as well as learning. At KSUA, there are lots of experiences that let you do both! KSUA is a lively, engaged community with nearly 20 recognized clubs and organizations. Student organizations offer all sorts of ways to make friends, get some hands-on experience with your major, and get involved.
Association of Information Technology Professionals College Democrats College Republicans CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) English Society Hospitality Management Club Human Services Technology Club Justice Club Kent State Ashtabula Student Ambassadors Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Club
The Kent State Ashtabula Association of Information
Technology Professionals (AITP), a career-focused
Radiologic Technology Club
and student-driven organization that aims to advance its members’ marketability in a rapidly changing employment environment, has a tradition of success
Respiratory Therapy Club Sociology Club Student Nurses Association Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
locally, regionally and at the AITP National Collegiate
Student Veterans Association
Conference. In 2014 Kent State Ashtabula was named
the Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year.
Wines & Vines Club
The Ashtabula campus consists of four buildings: Main Hall, the Library, the Bookstore, and the Robert S. Morrison Health & Science Building (more commonly called the Morrison Building). Most classes are held in Main Hall and in the Morrison Building. The Library houses our Tutoring & Testing Services, and library staff are ready to help with your research needs. The Bookstore sells and rents textbooks and carries specialized supplies needed by health majors along with general supplies and Kent State apparel and gifts. Admissions, Academic Advising, and Financial Aid are all housed in the Student Services suite in Main Hall for your convenience.
Welcome Back Days
At the beginning of every semester, Kent State Ashtabula hosts Welcome Back Days. Join us for free food, contests and prizes, information on student clubs and organizations, upcoming events, and take a picture with Flash the golden eagle!
Where to go
Whether you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends or a quiet place to study, Kent State Ashtabula offers a variety of venues to suit your needs. The Commons is the place to meet friends for a group study session or to grab a bite to eat. The Courtyard in Main Hall offers umbrella tables and a fountain for your enjoyment during the warm months, and the new Student Lounge offers plenty of outlets for recharging your electronics throughout the day.
What to eat
Whether you choose to eat on campus or just a mile away on Bridge Street, students have a variety of choices for any meal. Located in the Commons, Loretta’s offers lunch counter service and that essential cup of coffee from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Area restaurant specialties range from pizza and sub sandwiches to BBQ and fine dining.
MORE TO COME!
As part of a wide-ranging strategic plan, Kent State Ashtabula is in the process of transforming the entire campus, including updates to historic Main Hall. The series of renovations and revitalizations will result in a comprehensive 21st-century campus modernizing classrooms and laboratories, upgrading campus grounds with a new central entrance and driveway, improving safety and accessibility and creating studentcentric spaces where collaborative learning can take place.
the lake COMMUNITY Ashtabula, Ohio
Ashtabula is located along Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania border in Northeast Ohio. Ashtabula County is Ohio’s largest county. Experience shopping and street festivals in our historic downtowns, bike ride on our 26 mile Greenway Trail, visit one of our 19 unique museums or cast your line for a record steelhead trout in one of our two wild and scenic rivers. In Lake Erie and Pymatuning Lake you can cast your rod for walleye, muskie, bass and other fish. Boating and camping opportunities abound. For more information, visit www.visitashtabulacounty.com. Explore Ashtabula Harbor by visiting historic Bridge Street. This shopping district offers unique local shops, excellent dining options, and services such as salons and a yoga studio. For more information, visit www.bridgestbula.com.
Kent State Ashtabula is committed to providing a proactive safety program for our students. Safety measures include a security officer, security escorts for students, and a well-lit campus. Students are encouraged to sign up for Flash ALERTS, Kent State’s official emergency text notification system. Flash ALERTS notify subscribers of critical information via text message or e-mail no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expand the university’s ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.
Beach Glass Festival The Arts on Bridge Street Festival Wine & Walleye Festival Multicultural Festival Covered Bridge Festival Ashtabula County Fair Geneva Grape Jamboree Pymatuning Lake Fest
Come Out and Play!
Ashtabula County boasts: 1 Olympic-level Training Center 3 Water Parks 4 Public Beaches 5 Historic Downtown Shopping Districts 8 Golf Courses 17 Festivals 18 Covered Bridges 19 Museums & Historical Sites 20 Award Winning Wineries 26 Miles of Greenway Trail 30 Miles of Lake Erie Shoreline
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio Population: 19,096 60 miles east of downtown Cleveland 55 miles west of Erie, PA
THE VALUE OF A kent state EDUCATION Kent State Ashtabula knows that our students and families value education. However, the cost of an education can still seem daunting. Despite the rising cost of higher education nationwide, we are working hard to keep Kent State Ashtabula the affordable choice for your college degree in Northeast Ohio. Our Financial Aid Office and campus scholarships can help you control costs.
KENT STATE ASHTABULA TUITION (2014-15)
(per credit hour)
Select PA/WV Counties*
Tuition amounts based on enrollment in undergraduate, lower division courses * Eligible counties include: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer (PA); Brooke and Hancock (WV)
No matter what your family’s financial circumstances are, we can help you find a way to manage college costs. The staff in our Financial Aid Office works with students and their families to help make a Kent State Ashtabula education affordable through grants, loans, campus employment, and scholarship opportunities. With low tuition rates, a Kent State Ashtabula education is within your reach. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning January 1st of each year. By filing the FAFSA by the priority filing deadline of March 1st, you will be considered for the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible. Eighty-five percent of all Kent State Ashtabula students receive some form of financial assistance from federal, state and institutional aid programs.
AVERAGE TUITION & FEES
$20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $8,962
$3,370 Ohio Public 2-Year Schools
$5,664 Kent State Ashtabula
Ohio Public 4-Year Schools
Ohio Private 4-Year Schools
Approximately $200,000 in scholarships were awarded to Kent State Ashtabula students during the 2014-2015 school year. The generosity of local families, companies and organizations allows the students to earn a university degree who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. We are committed to working hard to remove part of the higher education financial barrier to so that students may concentrate on being successful. The yearly deadline for scholarship applications is March 31st. Scholarship application booklets are available from Student Services on campus, on our website, or through your high school guidance office.
Kent State University at Ashtabula students have gone on to work in Fortune 500 companies, regional hospitals and healthcare settings, and at the many industries in Ashtabula County. 100 percent of our Respiratory Therapy graduates found jobs within six months of graduation.
visit campus The Office of Admissions offers many ways to welcome you and help you learn more about Kent State Ashtabula. Options include: CAMPUS VISIT DAYS
Campus Visit Days are designed to provide prospective students and their families with an overview of Kent State Ashtabula. During visit days, prospective students will hear from an admissions representative. The presentation includes information about admissions, financial aid, academic programs and student support services. Following the presentation, there will be a walking tour of the campus. The presentation and tour last approximately 90 minutes. Sign up for a Campus Visit Day through our website.
SPECIAL ADMISSIONS EVENTS
Attending an on-campus admissions event is a great way to pack a lot of activities into a short time. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, student life and so much more through our information fairs, presentations and activities. YEARLY ADMISSIONS EVENTS Discover Kent State Ashtabula
INDIVIDUAL ADMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS
Contact the Office of Admissions at (440) 964-4217 to schedule an individual admissions appointment and campus tour.
Can’t make it to campus? No Problem! Check out our website for a virtual tour of campus. www.ashtabula.kent.edu/visit
For more information and to sign up for events and visits, go to www.ashtabula.kent.edu/visit
Learn about Kent State Ashtabula through interaction with faculty, admissions & financial aid presentations, and a campus tour led by current students. In addition, visitors will get to preview a real college lecture led by an award winning professor.
Fall Preview Day Get an up-close look at the campus and all of the resources available to help students succeed. Meet faculty, staff, and current students while learning about our degree programs, student organizations, admissions & financial aid, and much more. President’s Day Spring Preview Learn about admissions & financial aid, interact with faculty, tour the campus with current students, and participate in a lecture led by an award winning professor.
Ready to Apply? We look forward to
receiving your Kent State Ashtabula application.
Apply online at www.kent.edu/admissions/apply. The application fee is $40.
Kent State Ashtabula is an open enrollement campus, accepting prospective students from high school graduates and GED holders to present and former college graduates. Adult learners needing assistance in obtaining their transcripts can contact our Admissions Office at 440-964-4217. SEMESTER
June 8, 2015
Aug. 15, 2015
Aug. 31, 2015
Dec. 15, 2015
Jan. 19, 2016
June 13, 2016
A new freshman is someone who has not attended any college, university, technical or proprietary school after graduation from high school. A student who has taken college coursework while in high school should apply as a freshman. Home-schooled students are welcome as well. To apply for admission, new freshman must submit an application, official high school transcripts, and the $40 application fee.
A transfer student is someone who was enrolled at another college, university, technical or proprietary school after high school. To apply for admission, transfer students should submit official transcripts from all colleges or schools previously attended, plus high school transcripts and the $40 application fee.
If you would like to complete a few courses at Kent State, the guest application may be right for you. A guest student is one who wants to take a limited number of courses at Kent State and who has no current interest in pursuing a degree. To be admitted as a guest student at the undergraduate level, you must have earned a high school diploma, a GED certificate, or the equivalent. The guest application does not require transcripts or an application fee. As an undergraduate guest student, you may attempt no more than 18 semester hours, and you are not eligible for financial aid. Those who have previously been denied admission to a degree program at Kent State may not be admitted as a guest student. After completing courses as a guest student, if you choose to pursue a Kent State degree or want to continue beyond the 18-hour credit limit, you will need to apply for regular admission.
the right Fit
POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Kent State Ashtabula’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program is designed to provide qualified high school students with access to college level course work. College courses taken under the PSEO Program may also fulfill high school graduation requirements, if approved by the student’s local school district. Applicants to the PSEO Program should have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher, a minimum ACT composite score of 23 and COMPASS scores that indicate college readiness. Students must also have a B average in the subject area in which they desire to enroll at the University. Students who do not meet these criteria are eligible to apply for admission and will be evaluated for acceptance to the PSEO Program based on their high school curriculum, cumulative high school grade point average, ACT scores, and letters of recommendation.
Experience for Life
Contact Us How Can We Help?
Feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance during your college search and admissions process.
440-964-4217 www.ashtabula.kent.edu/admissions [email protected] Student Services Suite, Main Hall
440-964-4213 www.ashtabula.kent.edu/financialaid [email protected] Student Services Suite, Main Hall
Kent State University at Ashtabula is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.