Kent State University’s College of Applied & Technical Studies is administrative home for faculty, programs, and associated curriculum unique to the university’s seven Regional Campuses – Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas.
Two of the campuses – East Liverpool, and Salem – are named for the cities in which they are located. The others – Ashtabula, Geauga, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas – are named for their counties and are located near the cities of Ashtabula, Burton, Canton, Warren, and New Philadelphia, respectively. The Regional Academic Center, a satellite of Kent State University at Geauga, is located in Twinsburg. Campuses offer bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs. In addition, various campuses offer unique degree programs, performing arts, conference centers, business development, and other community outreach services. As part of the Kent State University system, all of the Regional Campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are members of the North Central Association.
Mission of Kent State's Regional Campuses
The Regional Campuses of Kent State University have a long-standing history of providing Northeast Ohioans with access to Kent State University degrees without leaving their community. Each campus is engaged within its region and has made significant contributions to the civic, cultural, and economic well being of Northeast Ohio communities. The campuses have distinguished themselves with applied programs that respond to local needs, a quality education at an affordable price, and a commitment to providing higher education that is broadly accessible to all residents.
The campuses carry out this mission through the efforts of a faculty committed to the highest standards in teaching and research. Faculty members actively pursue a variety of creative endeavors, regularly contribute to the scholarship in their disciplines, take pride in their continuing pedagogical success, and are recognized by the wider university community with teaching and professional development awards. Regional Campuses faculty are visible citizens in the communities they serve, as well as at every level of university governance.