The One University Commission is NOT an assertion of equality…it is a recognition that we can be ONE UNIVERSITY, yet each of our campuses can, and do, look very different from one another.
Todd A. Diacon, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

2A Distinctive Kent State

Drive innovation, idea generation and national distinction through top-tier academic and research programs including the recruitment and support of talented faculty and staff

Kent State University’s wealth of intellectual, physical and cultural resources makes it a whole that has a far greater impact than the sum of its parts. As a large eight-campus system with more than 41,000 students and offering more than 280 degrees from the associate to doctoral levels, Kent State is distinctively poised to serve as an exemplar of a re-imagined American research university – one that produces cutting-edge knowledge and new ideas while offering access to a high-quality education. The 2015-16 academic year was a landmark year for the launch of a new vision and brand to better define the distinctive contributions of Kent State as a national public research university.