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Students at the Stark Campus make their way to class during a late fall snowstorm.
Students at the Stark Campus make their way to class during a late fall snowstorm.

Campus Locations at Kent State

Welcome to Kent State's Eight-Campus System


One of the largest regional systems in the nation, offering programs from computer technology and nursing to arts and humanities.

Regional Campus students gain the advantage of an internationally renowned university with the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges.

Students can choose from 40 associate degrees at seven campuses, where they can begin coursework toward any of Kent State’s 236 bachelor’s degrees. Small class sizes, affordable tuition and one-on-one advising are just a few reasons why more than 15,000 students attend Kent State’s Regional Campuses.

Kent State Regional Campuses are not only major employers within their communities, but also centers of culture, education and outreach.

Kent State Ashtabula

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Kent State University at Ashtabula is the only institution of higher learning in Ashtabula County, and is conveniently located between Cleveland, Erie and Youngstown. The northern-most campus of Kent State University offers a variety of courses and both Bachelor’s and Associate degree programs for over 2,500 students. The Campus added a new Health and Science Building to the Main Hall, Library and Technology Building to keep pace with ever-growing educational demands. The Robert S. Morrison Health and Science Building is teeming with technology in beautifully appointed laboratories and classrooms. Opened in the summer of 2009, it showcases the health professions curriculum on the Ashtabula Campus. All students taking a lab science benefit from the new facility that includes the only cadaver lab along the shoreline from Cleveland to Erie. The new building is home to the following academic programs: Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy. Kent State University at Ashtabula, 3300 Lake Rd. West, Ashtabula, OH  44004, 440-964-4217.

Kent State Columbiana County Campuses

Kent State serves students in Columbiana County by offering classes at two convenient locations:

Kent State East Liverpool

Kent State East Liverpool is situated just off state Route 11 with stunning views of the Ohio River. The campus is a main focal point in an active and developing Downtown University District.  Kent State East Liverpool is composed of the Main Building located at 400 E. Fourth St. and the Mary Patterson Building, located at 213 E. Fourth St. Combined with its sister campus, Kent State University at Salem, more than 20 degrees are offered, including 12 bachelor’s degrees. The two campuses serve more than 3,500 students annually.

Kent State Salem

Kent State Salem is located just south of the city at 2491 state Route 45 south. Situated on 100-acres, the campus features a lake and nature trails. The campus recently added a multi-million dollar Health and Science Wing, complete with centralized classrooms and new nursing and radiologic and imagining sciences laboratories. Kent State Salem’s second building, the City Center, is located in the heart of downtown Salem at 230 N. Lincoln Ave. It is the site of the former Salem High School and Junior High. Combined with its sister campus, Kent State University at East Liverpool, more than 20 degrees are offered, including 12 bachelor’s degrees. The two campuses serve more than 3,500 students annually.

Kent State Geauga

Kent State Geauga lies at the heart of Ohio’s maple syrup country and provides easy access to urban, suburban and rural areas.

Kent Campus

Located in Kent, Ohio (population 30,000), the Kent Campus is ideally situated in northeastern Ohio, amid rolling terrain dotted by spring-fed lakes. Yet big city enthusiasts are only a short drive from four major urban centers, with airports offering access to the nation and the world. The beautifully landscaped Kent Campus is composed of 866 acres. There are 119 buildings on the Kent Campus with a 291-acre airport and an 18-hole golf course nearby. The university’s land holdings include thousands of acres of a nearby wildlife refuge, as well as marsh and bog areas preserved by the university as learning laboratories and resources for the future. The focal point of the campus is the University Center with its spacious Risman Plaza. On one side is the 12-story, open-stack library which houses more than 2.6 million volumes, a complete learning resource center and the university executive offices. On the other side is the sprawling Kent Student Center which houses dining facilities, meeting and conference rooms, recreation areas, a ballroom and bookstore.

Kent State Stark

Located on 200 acres in Jackson Township, just five minutes from the Akron-Canton Airport, Kent State Stark is the largest Regional Campus of Kent State University serving more than 11,000 students each year, with 6,400 enrolled in academic coursework and 4,700 enrolled in professional development courses. Kent State Stark offers 17 complete bachelor's degrees in biology; business management; communication studies; computer design, animation and game design; criminology and justice studies; English; family life education; history; integrative studies; marketing; mathematics; middle childhood education; music technology; nursing; psychology; sociology; and technical and applied studies. The campus also offers two master's degrees and three associate degrees. The University Center, which houses The Corporate University and the Small Business Development Center, is accredited under the stringent guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers. Always striving to enhance education through technological advancement, Kent State Stark features indoor and outdoor, campus-wide wireless Internet. Combining the best of a major university and a liberal arts college, Kent State University at Stark serves the region as a key intellectual resource providing access to academic, economic and cultural advancement through excellence in teaching and learning.

Kent State Trumbull

Kent State Trumbull, located just north of the Route 5 bypass on State Route 45 in Warren, OH, offers programs at the freshman and sophomore level in 170 majors, along with 18 certificates and 15 associate degree programs, with junior/senior level coursework for baccalaureate degree completion in nursing, justice studies, technology, business management, and English, as well as general studies and psychology degrees. The campus' Technology Building supports a variety of technology degree programs, including computer technology education, and the Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center's program offerings include certification for professionals.

Kent State Tuscarawas

Located on 170 acres in New Philadelphia, Kent State Tuscarawas boasts a vibrant and friendly atmosphere with an enrollment of more than 2800 students served through credit programming and another 3200 individuals served through non-credit courses offered by the Office of Business and Community Services. Students can complete associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. A few of the largest majors include nursing; business; computer design, animation and game design; and veterinary technology, which is one of only seven AVMA accredited programs in Ohio. Students can participate in numerous activities, cultural events, organizations and clubs to enhance their educational experience. Academic support and enrichment are available through academic advising, free tutoring services, state-of-the-art technology labs and a challenging Honors Program. Campus facilities include Founders Hall, a high-tech Science and Advanced Technology Center and a new Performing Arts Center that features an 1,100-seat theatre for Broadway shows, concerts, dance performances and lectures.

 



Other Academic Locations

 

The Kent State University - Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (KSU CUDC) 

Provides real-world learning opportunities for Kent State students and allows the Urban Design Center staff to provide design services to the entire region served by Kent State's eight campuses, with a particular emphasis on sustained relationships with Cleveland’s community development corporations and the network of non-profit organizations supporting them.

Kent State's College of Podiatric Medicine (KSU CPM)

Located in Independence, Ohio, and formerly the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM), KSU CPM is one of nine accredited podiatry colleges in the United States and is a four-year, graduate level medical college, granting the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

Kent State University's Education Abroad

Whether you want to go for a semester, a year, or just a few weeks, Kent State University has a study abroad opportunity to fit your needs and your budget. With Kent State campuses in Florence, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland, and a multitude of exchange program partnerships with other countries, you can easily find an opportunity that meets your educational objectives and career goals.

Kent State's School of Fashion - The NYC Studio

Provides Kent State students the opportunity for full semester study in New York City during the Fall and Spring terms. All participants are required to sign up for NY Study Tour; which includes visits to fashion, arts, and cultural-related sites; presents guest speakers from the industry; and provides students with a general orientation to the city.

Kent State University in Florence, Italy

Serves as the home for Kent State University programs since 1972, and is currently located in the prestigious and ancient Palazzo dei Cerchi in the heart of Florence. A semester in Florence focuses on the art, culture, music, history and language of Italy, as well as on political issues of modern-day Europe. Multiple Florence programs are offered by various units, including:

The Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, Ohio

Was once a satellite campus of the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio. The Center was established in 1991 at the Daimler Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg. In 1995, Daimler Chrysler opened the UAW Training Center, on the corner of Rt. 91 and Rt. 82 in the "Old School." At that point, a wide range of Kent State classes were offered at that location to the community.  Due to the continuing interest in higher education in this area and increasing enrollment, a new state-of-the-art facility opened its doors at 2745 Creekside Drive, just a half mile from the previous location, in the fall 2012.  This new Regional Academic Center offers quality coursework expected of a research institution. The a low faculty-to-student ratio and outstanding student support services fortify student success in and out of the classroom.