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Kent State is a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.

Stark County's Public University
Nestled on 200 scenic acres near Canton, Kent State University at Stark is Kent State’s largest regional campus, serving Stark County and the surrounding area for more than 70 years. As Stark County’s only public university, Kent State Stark plays a vital role in generating a more educated workforce, attracting and retaining qualified individuals to the area and contributing to the positive economic development of the region. Kent State Stark enrolls more than 7,250 students year-round and offers 20 bachelor’s and three master’s degree programs that can be completed in their entirety at the Stark Campus in addition to the opportunity to begin coursework in more than 282 undergraduate degree programs at Kent State University. The campus also offers online and associate degree programs and more than 30 minors, as well as $1 million annually in student scholarships.

Degrees, Majors & Minors
Kent State Stark offers 20 bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, online and associate degrees and more than 30 minors, as well as the opportunity to begin coursework in more than 282 undergraduate degree programs at Kent State University. Learn more about Kent State Stark's degrees, majors and minors.

Kent State Stark serves more than 7,250 students year-round. In addition, more than 700 high school students from the Stark County area take advantage of the College Credit Plus program.

Kent State Stark's Regional Economic Impact to Stark County
Kent State Stark promotes economic growth and contributes to the vitality of both the local and state economies with a total economic impact of $129.5 million. Other key findings specific to Stark include:

  • Kent State Stark stimulates economies. The largest and most important impact of the Stark Campus is the $114.6 million that stemmed from the productivity effects of alumni who live and work in Stark County.
  • Kent State Stark is a leading business enterprise. Stark County economy received approximately $14.9 million in impacts due to Stark Campus operations. 
  • Kent State Stark helps communities reduce social costs. As a result of educational attainment by students at Kent State at Stark, the state of Ohio benefits from improved health and reduced welfare, unemployment and crime, saving the public an average of $3.5 million per year.

Meet Dr. Denise A. Seachrist, Dean & Chief Administrative Officer. Learn more about our dean.

As of Fall 2017, Kent State Stark has 302 faculty. The majority of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field. All instructors hold at least a master's degree in their teaching field and Kent State Stark does not have graduate assistants teaching classes. The student-faculty ratio is 17-to-1; allowing dedicated professors to work closely with students, helping them achieve success inside the classroom and beyond.

Each day, thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members step on the campus of Kent State University at Stark where the care of the environment is evident from the moment they arrive. As one of the campus' seven core values to "respect and protect the campus green space and our region's ecological environment," Kent State Stark is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of campus operations and promoting environmental sustainability. Learn more about Kent State Stark's sustainability efforts.

Cultural Events
Kent State Stark offers more than 50 cultural events in the Stark County region, including the Featured Speakers Series, which brings national and international experts in civil rights, politics, education, literature, entertainment and arts to campus. Learn more about the cultural events Kent State Stark offers.

Conference Center
Each year, more than 45,000 employees - from as many as 145 companies - participate in corporate meetings and social events at the Conference Center. The center is Ohio's most technologically advanced meeting and events facility and is among the few in the state to receive the stringent accreditation of the International Association of Conference Centers. Skilled multimedia specialists attend to every detail of corporate meetings and events, and expert event planning and catering staff guarantee memorable experiences at the many luncheons, fundraisers and dinners held at the center. Learn more about the Conference Center.

Corporate University
Located in the Conference Center, the Corporate University provides local organizations in the Stark County area with intense learning and development experiences, such as Lean/Six Sigma Training and Certification, Certificate of Supervision, Certificate of Management and Certificate of Executive Assistants. Local organizations can also benefit from services including survey and research, organizational development consulting and customized programs. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Canton SCORE are also located here. Learn more about the Corporate University.

Have a question about Kent State Stark?
Contact the Office of External Affairs at 330-244-3224.