Kent State University awards nearly 3,000 degrees, with more than 545 accompanying institutional honors, and including 1598 bachelor's degrees, 668 master's degrees, 44 doctoral degrees, 254 associate degrees and 1 educational specialist degrees.

Dustin Murray, Cody Randolph and Ashley Wheeler, all from Newcomerstown, are among the Fall 2016 Kent State University graduates.

Kent State University is Northeast Ohio's leading public research university with more than 41,000 students. The university's eight-campus system is among the largest regional systems in the country. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development -- locally and internationally -- as one of the premier Ohio universities. The university is ranked among the nation's 74 public high-research universities and among the top 76 in community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information about Kent State, visit