School of Choice


KSU named in top 10 for admissions yield

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 16, 2019) — Students are eager to enroll at Kennesaw State, according to data from U.S. News & World Report.

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. News study determined that Kennesaw State has one of the nation’s highest admissions yield rates, meaning the percentage of admitted students who enroll. Of 8,487 accepted students, 5,237 enrolled at Kennesaw State in fall 2017 for a yield of 61.7 percent, ranking KSU 10th nationally and No. 1 in Georgia. Kennesaw State is the only public university to make the top 10 list.

“Kennesaw State has truly become a destination university for students,” said KSU President Pamela Whitten. “We provide a quality education with a focus on the types of engaged learning opportunities—including internships and co-ops, undergraduate research, and service learning—that enable students to apply what they learn in class to real-world situations.”

The U.S. News & World Report recognized Kennesaw State for its yield rate, which was nearly double the average among other national universities. The average yield among national universities was 32 percent.

Other schools listed among those with the highest admissions yield include Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The data reflects first-time, first-year, degree-seeking students only. Enrollment at Kennesaw State was 35,846 for fall 2017.

For more on the U.S. News & World Report admissions yield rankings, click here. An overview of Kennesaw State that U.S. News compiled for its report is available here.

– Tiffany Capuano

Photo by Lauren Kress


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit