Kent State University (KSU) Alumni Average Salary

Kent State University at Kent, a school in Kent, Ohio, has roughly 23,000 undergrads. Replies from former Kent students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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College ROI Report

1011th

20 Year Net ROI 

$174,000

Annual ROI 

5.1%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$101,000

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College Salary Report

897th

Early Career Salary 

$44,000

Mid-Career Salary 

$80,000

% High Meaning 

49 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Kent State University (KSU) Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Graphic Designer
25 profiles
$42,391
$34K$74K

Interior Designer
18 profiles
$41,823
$35K$65K

Marketing Manager
17 profiles
$54,045
$39K$103K

United States (change)

Financial Analyst
16 profiles
$59,305
$40K$79K

Marketing Coordinator
15 profiles
$35,169
$30K$48K

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)
14 profiles
$67,407
$29K$86K

Software Developer
13 profiles
$59,007
$49K$78K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,773
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About This School

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Kent State University at Kent, Kent State University

27,443

Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

56 %

14 %

71 %

34 %

Industry

Kent alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the retail industry, the commercial construction industry, and software as a service (SAAS) development. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Kent is $50K.

Jobs

Purchasing Managers win the contest for best-paid Kent alumni, making $98K on average every year, though Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (about $87K), and Account Executives ($70K) are not far behind. Sliding in near the bottom are Executive Administrative Assistants, who report earnings of approximately $40K.

Locations

Cleveland, Ohio is filled with Kent grads. Columbus, Ohio is also a common destination for Kent grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $97K. Stow, Ohio is a popular spot for former Kent students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $32K. Kent alumni express interest in nearby Akron, Ohio and Canton, Ohio as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) leads to the highest pay for Kent grads (approximately $100K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Management — their annual income amounts to $43K on average.

Skills

Competency in People Management translates into above-average pay for former Golden Flashes — they earn more than double their fellow graduates. Kent grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and roughly one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for a little less than half of the respondents, but only one in six survey participants are rewarded with paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to most alums, and a majority of graduates sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Graduates of Kent State University at Kent are also recipients of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Wisconsin grads (who make an average of around $54K) earn salaries most similar to Kent alumni. The University of Toledo, West Virginia University, and Ohio University-Main Campus are also similar to Kent.

Kent State University (KSU) Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1410 1720
ACT Scores 21 25

Key Stats for Kent State University (KSU)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Salary
$32,033 - $71,885
Salary
$35,886 - $79,500

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
$37,095 - $72,920
$41,271 - $88,764
$59,125 - $103,568
$32,466

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