Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State, or KSU) is one of America's largest university systems, the third largest university in Ohio and the largest residential university in northeast Ohio. Kent State is a traditional, selective, residential public research university and its seven regional campuses serve multicounty regions of Northeast Ohio. The eight campuses offer degree programs from the associate to doctoral degrees. The university has students, faculty, and visitors from the entire USA and other countries.
Kent State is centered in Kent, Ohio, United States, about 40 miles (60 km) southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Akron, and 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Youngstown. Kent State has 34,056 students across eight campuses, and is one of the largest employers in northeast Ohio.