Area students enroll at Kent State University

Staff report

The following area students are among the more than 6300 newly enrolled students comprising the Kent State University Class of 2019.

Taylor Baumberger of Bucyrus

William Bayless of Bucyrus

Maria Erlsten of Galion

Mark Garcia of Bucyrus

Kennedy Gregg of Galion

Dylan Gulley-Baker of Bucyrus

Cameron Gwinn of North Bloomfield

Lillian Hall of Crestline

Spence Kalsbeek of North Bloomfield

D’Angelo Ledger of North Bloomfield

Brooke Mahan of North Bloomfield

Megan McMasters of North Bloomfield

Natasha Najera of Galion

Autumn Roberts of Galion

Nicholas Roth of North Bloomfield

Cassie Sager of Crestline

Sara Trespel of Galion

Emilee Vance of Galion

Alexis Waterer of Galion

Abigail Williams of Bucyrus

Kent State University continues to set records and reach its enrollment goals. Total enrollment for the 2015 Fall Semester across the university’s eight campuses is more than 41,200 students. The unduplicated headcount for the Regional Campuses is over 12,700 students, and more than 28,500 students at the Kent Campus. This marks the ninth consecutive year of strong enrollment on the Kent Campus.

With a current enrollment of nearly 3,000 international students from over 103 countries, Kent State has one of the largest international student bodies in Ohio.

Retention of Kent Campus freshmen is also the highest in the university’s 105-year history at a record of nearly 82 percent. This represents the percentage of freshmen that continue their studies at the university for their sophomore year.

“Kent State’s faculty, staff and administrators continue to dedicate themselves to improving student success,” said Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “In the last three years, we have built on that dedication by improving academic advising, expanding support services and co-curricular experiences, and encouraging students to enroll in and pass at least 15 credit hours per semester so that they will graduate in four years. These efforts and others have lifted our retention and graduation rates to record highs.”

“We’ve exceeded our enrollment and retention goals across the board, and with the Kent Campus at capacity, this is shaping up to be an amazing year. Our record retention rate shows that we put students first, helping them succeed in the classroom so they can graduate on time.” said Kent State President Beverly Warren.

Staff report