Kent State University Ashtabula

KSU Ashtabula — quality education, affordable price

For more than 60 years, Kent State Uni¬versity at Ashtabula has provided quality education at affordable prices for thousands of professionals throughout Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. 
As the school embarks on its seventh decade, Kent State Ashtabula is uniquely placed to meet the needs and desires of students to face the challenges of a changing workforce and a chang¬ing world. 
“We are our com¬munity’s university, which means that we educate our communities through open access to an affordable world-class tier-1 research universi¬ty,” said Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Susan J. Stocker. “We develop a talented workforce through both associate and bache¬lor’s degree attainment, who contribute to the economic vitality of our communities and be¬yond.” 
It starts with academic programs in in-demand career fields. Renowned allied health programs – nursing, respirato¬ry therapy, radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant – are training students for jobs in the competitive health and wellness industry while teaching them to be com¬passionate and reliable caregivers. 
The work Kent State Ashtabula students put into their studies and clinicals is evident by their success in their field — 100% of the most recent respiratory ther¬apy graduating class was hired into the field before graduation and our nursing students are highly sought after because they outperform state averages on the professional entry ex¬ams. 
The 21st century has seen a boom in the infor¬mation technology and cyber security sectors, and Kent State Ashtabula graduates are leading the way at companies like BlueBridge Networks, Chromaflo, CMIT Solu¬tions, Erie Insurance, ID Networks, Progressive, NBC Universal, Sherwin Williams, STERIS and healthcare networks like University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, UPMC and more. 
Kent State Ashtabula also has innovative pro¬grams — with degrees and certificates in viticulture (grape growing), enol¬ogy (wine making) and hospitality management — aimed at meeting the needs of blossoming wine and tourism industries. 
Kent State Ashtabula’s wine degree programs are the only ones in Ohio and include a part¬nership with Laurello Vineyards that allows students to participate in the entire process of the school’s own labeled wines. Hospitality Man¬agement students and graduates are working at facilities across the region and in five-star resorts and with profes¬sional sports teams and organizations all over the world. 
Additionally, students can start one of more than 340 degree pro¬grams offered through¬out the Kent State system to later transfer to a campus sponsoring that degree. 
Degree Programs Offered at Kent State Ashtabula: 
BACHELOR’S DEGREES 
• Business Manage¬ment 
• Communications - Applied Communications Concentration 
• Criminology & Jus¬tice Studies 
• English 
• Hospitality Manage¬ment 
• Information Tech¬nology 
• Insurance Studies* 
• Integrative Studies 
• Nursing (RN-to- BSN)* 
• Psychology 
• Public Health* 
• Respiratory Care* 
• Sociology 
• Technical & Applied Studies 
ASSOCIATE DEGREES 
• Accounting Technol¬ogy
• Arts 
• Business Manage¬ment Technology 
• Enology 
• Information Tech¬nology 
• Human Services Technology 
• Justice Studies 
• Nursing 
• Occupational Thera¬py Assistant 
• Office Technology* 
• Physical Therapist Assistant 
• Radiologic Technol¬ogy
• Respiratory Therapy 
• Science 
• Technical Study 
• Veterinary Technol¬ogy
• Viticulture 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
• Business Manage¬ment Technology 
• Computer Forensics and Information Security 
• Enology 
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The work Kent State Ashtabula students put into their studies and clinicals is evident by their success in their field — 100% of the most recent respiratory therapy graduating class was hired into the field before gradu-ation and our nursing students are highly sought after because they outperform state averages on the profes-sional entry exams. 

The Star Beacon