University College
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Kent Campus

Mission of the College

The mission of the University College is to help students explore, engage and succeed with purpose.

The college's record of innovation includes 14 national awards, three internationally certified programs and nearly $8 million in grant funding in the past several years.

Initiatives in the University College for students to succeed include the following:

  • Involvement in Destination Kent State: New Student Orientation increases students feeling connected to campus, ability to find resources they need and increases their feeling of being prepared to start college.
  • Students who regularly attend services offered by the Academic Success Center are 11.4 percent more likely to return for the next academic year than their classmates.
  • Students who attend six or more Academic Success Center sessions per semester earn 0.65 higher course GPA on average.
  • The college's Office of Career Exploration and Development helps our students find on-campus employment, and these students are more likely to earn higher grades and stay in school.
  • “Early and Often Advisement” – First-year students engage in career experiences at the same rate as senior students.
  • Students who participate in the Exploratory Advising Center’s EXCEL Living Learning Community are nearly 10 percent more likely to return to Kent State compared to their peers.
  • Student Support Services exceeded all Ohio Department of Education performance goals by 10 percent or more.