Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Rd
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Noncredit education offered
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty1,304779
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-387
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,947$12,947$12,947$12,9470.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,947$12,947$12,947$12,9470.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$27,253$27,253$27,253$27,2530.0%
Off Campus$27,253$27,253$27,253$27,2530.0%
Off Campus with Family$14,306$14,306$14,306$14,3060.0%
On Campus$38,507$38,507$38,507$38,5070.0%
Off Campus$38,507$38,507$38,507$38,5070.0%
Off Campus with Family$25,560$25,560$25,560$25,5600.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
In-state tuition$5,328
In-state fees$1,336
Out-of-state tuition$19,188
Out-of-state fees$1,336
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid17,52394%————
Grant or scholarship aid7,39692%$58,084,818$7,854
Federal grants4,99962%$28,036,563$5,608
Pell grants3,25841%$16,160,876$4,960
Other federal grants4,97562%$11,875,687$2,387
State/local government grant or scholarships6,07176%$27,105,792$4,465
Institutional grants or scholarships5257%$2,942,463$5,605
Student loan aid3,16640%$19,479,223$6,153
Federal student loans3,09939%$15,779,153$5,092
Other student loans3755%$3,700,070$9,867
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid131,25083%$210,700,635$6,742
Pell grants14,04637%$61,079,189$4,349
Federal student loans14,13937%$84,513,433$5,977
Grant or scholarship aid11,17596%$2,302,550$1,960
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
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.
Average net price$18,586$18,245$18,079
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 Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$15,490$15,631$15,610
$30,001 – $48,000$16,472$16,471$16,241
$48,001 – $75,000$19,365$19,163$18,784
$75,001 – $110,000$21,101$21,005$20,890
$110,001 and more$21,279$21,304$21,123
  • 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 awarded 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.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment43,190
Undergraduate enrollment38,927
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,886
Graduate enrollment4,263
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 74%Part-time: 26%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 50%Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 6%Black or African American: 25%Hispanic/Latino: 14%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 46%Two or more races: 5%Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%U.S. Nonresident: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 86%25 and over: 14%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 96%Out-of-state: 1%Foreign countries: 1%Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 16%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 44%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 39%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 37%Part-time: 63%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 57%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 18%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 25%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
Number of applicants21,1069,55911,547
Percent admitted68%68%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled49%54%45%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520570620
SAT Math510554590
ACT Composite192325
ACT English182124
ACT Math182125
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
  • Some First-Year students may not have scores because of the following policy for Admission to KSU for Fall 2022: First-Year students applying to Kennesaw State University for the Fall 2022 semester may be admitted without an ACT or SAT score if they have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students without a HS GPA of 3.2 should submit ACT or SAT scores along with their HS transcript to be considered for admission.
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
Student retention:Full-time students: 75%Part-time students: 58%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 46%Transfer-out rate: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in Fall 2014]4-year: 18%6-year: 47%8-year: 52%[Began in Fall 2016]4-year: 19%6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 42%Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%Asian: 55%Black or African American: 49%Hispanic/Latino: 44%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%White: 45%Two or more races: 43%Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%U.S. Nonresident: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total--48--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African Studies--4--
American/United States Studies/Civilization-0-2-
Asian Studies/Civilization--8--
Category total-0122-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--24614-
Category total--26814-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General--2722413
Business/Commerce, General3----
Business/Managerial Economics--24--
Construction Management, General1-11713-
Construction Project Management1----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--17--
Finance, General--168--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--1--
International Business/Trade/Commerce--22--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1-18--
Management Science-0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--216--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management4----
Restaurant/Food Services Management--3--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General--28--
Category total1001,1182903
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-8128--
International and Intercultural Communication---16-
Organizational Communication, General--38--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication--142--
Technical and Scientific Communication0-7--
Category total1836916-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance1d10d38d--
Computer Game Programming--42d--
Computer Science023200530
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-0d---
Human-Centered Technology Design--33--
Information Science/Studies--8231-
Information Technology-79196d109-
Category total1d112d591d1930
Art Teacher Education--10--
Curriculum and Instruction-56d---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-07--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-18-312
Educational/Instructional Technology-103d-86d4d
Elementary Education and Teaching--21068-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--22--
History Teacher Education--27--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-42430
Mathematics Teacher Education--0--
Music Teacher Education--19--
Online Educator/Online Teaching-1d---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--8--
Reading Teacher Education---15d-
Secondary Education and Teaching-621534d8
Special Education and Teaching, General-2-10-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-1-682
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---3d-
Category total-247d342318d16d
Civil Engineering, General--7813-
Computer Engineering, General--38--
Computer Software Engineering-177846-
Construction Engineering--5--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--103--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering--19--
Mechanical Engineering--25920-
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering2-53--
Systems Engineering-14523-
Category total218678102-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--23--
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General--559-
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other0----
Engineering/Industrial Management--527d-
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other1-24--
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician--54--
Quality Control Technology/Technician323-15-
Surveying Technology/Surveying12----
Category total45316151d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-3---
English Language and Literature, General--74--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-6-31-
Category total-97431-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Facilities Planning and Management0----
Category total0----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--31--
Category total--31--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---0-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician05---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--36--
Medical Informatics---22-
Nursing Administration---48-
Nursing Science----3
Public Health Education and Promotion--40--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--240--
Category total05316703
History, General--46--
Category total--46--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---9-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--160--
Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy9-87d101-
Category total9-247d110-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--17--
Mathematics, General--9--
Statistics, General---24-
Category total--2624-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Data Analytics, General-22--2
Data Science, General----3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other21-176--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-0-196
Category total21221761911
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--18--
Category total--18--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology--13912-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--98--
Category total--23712-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-07--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--3815-
Physics, General--5--
Category total--4315-
Psychology, General--448--
Category total--448--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--59--
Public Administration---31-
Social Work---39-
Category total--5970-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--21--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography15-16--
International Relations and Affairs--3213d-
Political Science and Government, General--92--
Sociology, General--71--
Category total15-25313d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--4--
Art/Art Studies, General--52--
Dance, General--26--
Design and Visual Communications, General-0---
Digital Arts--42--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--42--
Game and Interactive Media Design--0--
Music Management15----
Music Performance, General--14--
Music, General--8--
Category total150188--
Grand total1194245,7561,35033
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I-FCS
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined77112
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1968)12/10/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (05/03/2003)12/31/2032
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (05/03/2003)08/01/2027
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutionsAccredited (01/01/1997 - 12/06/2018)
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1983)12/31/2019
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Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 774Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 96DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 129DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 34
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,803Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,833DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,785DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,908
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.8%4.8%
Number in default0154424
Number in repayment8,0308,3638,654
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)