A public research educational institute, Kent State University was established in the year 1910. Situated in the city of Kent, the campus is spread on a sprawling 866 acres of suburban land. It also has 7 regional branches located at Ashtabula, Burton, Jackson Township, East Liverpool, Salem, Warren, and New Philadelphia. At present, 28,972 students are enrolled in more than 340 undergraduate, 200 postgraduate, and Doctoral programs across various departments. Out of these, 23,684 are pursuing undergraduate courses while 5,799 are enrolled in graduate degree programs. The university focuses on transforming education and thus has introduced an array of new courses like Environmental Science, Aerospace Engineering, Geographic Information Science, and Business Analytics. KSU houses an Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute which conducts exhaustive research and development activities in areas like wearable technology, nanomaterials, fuel cells, and organic semiconductors. Kent State University has also been awarded the prestigious Healthy Campus Award which recognizes an institute's focus on the health and well-being of students. It offers a plethora of scholarships and awards to the meritorious students and those in need of financial aid. On average, the university awards more than $6,000 worth of scholarships annually.