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U.S. News Names Kent State One of America's Best Universities (8/24)

all-colleges-hi-resKent State University ranks among America's top national universities in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. The exclusive rankings appear in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report and online at

The 2010 America's Best Colleges ranking compares more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools on a set of 15 indicators of excellence. Several key measures of quality were used to determine the rankings, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

Kent State is ranked alphabetically in the third tier of rankings – the top 134-190 public and private institutions – in the Best National Universities category.

"This is great news to receive as we begin the fall semester and celebrate the university's 100th anniversary," said Robert Frank, Kent State's senior vice president and provost. "Our faculty deserves the praise for this recognition, and we will continue to strive for excellence in all academic areas and support student success. We are confident our rankings will become higher as our increases in research funding, alumni giving and student retention are recognized."
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