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 Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA

1000 Chastain Rd, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591

General information:(770)423-6000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:24,175(22,333 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,362 $5,042 $5,340 -6%
Out-of-state $13,938 $14,618 $14,916 -2%
Books and supplies $1,250 $1,500 $1,500 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,445 $10,946 $11,275 -3%
Other $3,969 $4,160 $4,775 -13%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,445 $10,946 $11,275 -3%
Other $3,969 $4,160 $4,775 -15%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,969 $4,160 $4,775 -13%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,026 $21,648 $22,890 -5%
Off Campus $20,026 $21,648 $22,890 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,581 $10,702 $11,615 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $29,602 $31,224 $32,466 -3%
Off Campus $29,602 $31,224 $32,466 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,157 $20,278 $21,191 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,494
In-state fees $1,548
Out-of-state tuition $13,073
Out-of-state fees $1,548
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,000
In-state fee $1,548
Out-of-state tuition $21,672
Out-of-state fees $1,548
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,572 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,296 79% $15,856,923 $6,906
Federal grants 969 33% $4,760,434 $4,913
Pell grants 969 33% $4,184,938 $4,319
Other federal grants 681 24% $575,496 $845
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,961 68% $10,550,801 $5,380
Institutional grants or scholarships 90 3% $545,688 $6,063
Student loan aid 1,368 47% $7,150,719 $5,227
Federal student loans 1,364 47% $6,788,383 $4,977
Other student loans 39 1% $362,336 $9,291
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,725 64% $82,256,276 $5,993
Pell grants 7,795 36% $34,697,370 $4,451
Federal student loans 10,984 51% $75,974,795 $6,917

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,309 $11,092 $12,099
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,106 $9,141 $9,771
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,713 $9,760 $10,271
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,558 $12,952 $13,692
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,782 $14,462 $15,339
$110,001 and more $13,954 $14,659 $15,463

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 24,175
Undergraduate enrollment 22,333
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,595
Graduate enrollment 1,842
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,652 3,485 5,167
Percent admitted 64% 65% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 65% 35% 34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2195 73%
ACT 1202 40%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 580
SAT Math 500 580
SAT Writing 470 560
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 20 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 50 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 6794
Baseball 40-
Basketball 1415
Golf 107
Soccer -27
Softball -26
Tennis 98
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1968 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions

05/03/1996 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2002 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1984 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2001 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1983 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession102
Drug law violations3239 31
Liquor law violations486793
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 243324
Liquor law violations 133760
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 442
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 222134
Motor vehicle theft 223
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 222
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 151128
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate9.3%
Number in default315
Number in repayment3,371

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00157700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies1----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-2---
Category total12---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry18----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General120----
Biotechnology21----
Category total159----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting22174---
Business Administration and Management, General294289---
Business/Managerial Economics26----
Finance, General149----
International Business/Trade/Commerce27----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General151----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General16----
Category total884363---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric259----
Category total259----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-17---
Computer and Information Sciences, General37----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance26-1--
Information Science/Studies5624---
Category total119411--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education13----
Biology Teacher Education10----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-12---
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---161
Elementary Education and Teaching35463---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education48----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching5129---
Mathematics Teacher Education21----
Music Teacher Education10----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching27----
Secondary Education and Teaching-90---
Social Studies Teacher Education46----
Special Education and Teaching, General-15---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels----7
Category total580209-168
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-25---
English Language and Literature, General81----
Category total8125---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other34----
Category total34----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-43---
Nursing Administration-13---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse202----
Category total20256---
History Colleges
History, General64----
Category total64----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies91----
Category total91----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General38----
Statistics, General-38---
Category total3838---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other27----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-45---
Category total2745---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science966---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management51----
Category total1476---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Ethics--3--
Philosophy2----
Category total2-3--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General28----
Category total28----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General187----
Category total187----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General73----
Public Administration-37---
Social Work-31---
Category total7368---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology28----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography12----
Geography13----
International Relations and Affairs47----
Political Science and Government, General80----
Sociology64----
Category total244----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General53----
Dance, General11----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General27----
Music Performance, General6----
Music, General2----
Category total99----
Grand total33198534168