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.