Kent State University Honored as a Military Spouse Friendly School 2022-2023

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Learn more below from Kent State Today about how Kent State University’s Kent Campus was named an official Military Spouse Friendly School.1

Kent State University’s support for its military-connected community continues to embody leadership and inclusivity as the Kent Campus has been named an official 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® School by Viqtory.

Viqtory uses data from its annual Military Friendly® Schools survey to indicate which campuses are considered the most supportive to military-connected students and their spouses. Out of 1,800 participating schools, Kent State was one of 665 to receive the Military Friendly School designation in March, and the university is now one of 346 institutions to earn the Military Spouse Friendly School recognition.

Military Friendly School '22-23 Gold

Institutions that receive the Military Spouse Friendly School honor are considered the leading providers of postsecondary education experiences for spouses of service members. Kent State is just one of three higher education institutions - public or private - in Northeast Ohio to receive this designation.

Joshua Rider, executive director of Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, accepted the recognition on behalf of Kent State.

“Kent State is committed to supporting not only the veterans and service members but also their spouses who are seeking to pursue higher education,” he said. “They are offered the exact same high level of customer service and benefits processing that veterans receive for their benefits.”

Along with the commitment to supporting its military-connected students, the university is committed to the betterment of the adult student body in general.

“Additionally, we have built a comprehensive support system here at Kent State that supports our adult learners and parenting students,” Rider said. “These are all components that helped in our attainment of this designation.”

In addition to being designated as a Military Friendly School for the 13th consecutive year and earning a Gold Award for 2022-2023, Kent State received Ohio’s new Collegiate Purple Star designation for its support for veteran and military students in late May.

The Military Spouse Friendly Schools list is created using data sources from federal agencies and survey information from organizations to create a comprehensive guide for military spouses looking to further their education. Scores are based on such factors as an institution’s career planning resources, academic credibility, academic support, military family support, and flexibility.

As the list becomes more comprehensive and prestigious, Kent State aims to continue its support of the military community on campus, including spouses.

Kent State University Center for Adult and Veteran Services

Kent State is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. Coming back to school after/ while serving in the military or as an adult learner gives you a different perspective on college than traditional students. Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services is designed to help you build on those life experiences, easing the process of returning to college. Get familiar with Kent State’s programs and services for adult learners and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

The Center for Adult and Veteran Services enhances the experiences of adult, military-connected, and parenting students both in and out of the classroom. Our inclusive focus ensures an engaging student experience through programs, services, and compliance with military-connected federal agencies.

For more information on KSU’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, visit

Kent State University Online Degrees

Kent State University is a pioneer in online and distance education, offering our first online master’s program, Journalism, more than 15 years ago and our first online certificate, Nonprofit undergraduate certificate, more than 20 years ago. Kent State now offers nearly 80 online degree and online certificate programs, unmatched by most peer universities with new online programs and online degrees continually added.

Earn your degree anytime, anywhere, with Kent State University’s online graduate degrees, online undergraduate degrees, and online certificate programs. Kent State Online brings together online programs and assistance for students, faculty, the community, and global audiences.

For more information on Kent State’s Online Degrees, visit

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