Kent State University at Salem

2491 State Route 45 South, Salem, OH

Campus image of Kent State University at Salem

Staying in Columbiana County is like getting the best of both worlds. A county rich in agricultural and mining soil (Iron Ore in Salem and Clay in East Liverpool) with 2 regional campus of an internationally renowned university are located. The Salem campus in Columbiana County is part of the eight-campus system of Kent State University, one of the largest in the country.

Studying in Kent State-Salem campus is taking advantage of the excellence of Kent State University right at your own backyard. You may start here and select from its 28 degree programs including 14 bachelor’s degrees before moving up to Kent State’s offering of 280 degrees.

The 100-acre campus located south of Salem City has some nature trails and a lake where you can stroll during breaks. It just added a Health and Science Wing, multi-million dollar buildings of nursing, radiologic, imaging science labs and centralized classrooms.

With its twin campus in East Liverpool, you’ll be one of the 3,500 students enrolled annually for the quality education at affordable tuition rates and small class sizes it offers. You may also avail some of the assistance provided by the university to help you towards the completion of your academic goals. Among them are one-on-one advising on how to plan or complete your coursework, find ways to have classes, internship and connections with college representatives. Many students also had great reviews on its beneficial programs like free tutoring, Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), Seniors to Sophomores (s2s), STAR, Scholarships and Veteran services so no one will be left behind.

Kent State University-Salem will always be there and make it possible for you to succeed. Enroll now!

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $5,700-$6,800
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $14,000-$16,640
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $260-$310 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $620-$740 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$3,947
Receiving Student Loans62%$4,884
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Kent State University at Salem may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Columbiana County and the community colleges in Ohio as a whole.

 Kent State University at SalemColumbiana CountyOhio
Graduation Rate31.3%24.3%18.2%
Transfer-out Rate19.6%17.1%21.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1986)
  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2007)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Kent State University at Salem by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Health and Clinical Professions

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Natural Resources and Conservation

      Security and Protective Services

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