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Kent State University at Stark helps 7,000 students enrolled year-round find their passion and develop a sense of purpose. As Kent State’s largest regional campus, students receive an affordable, university education on a beautiful 200-acre campus with a private college feel. Our student-faculty ratio of 21:1 means Kent State Stark’s 450 faculty and staff are dedicated to encouraging students to achieve their personal and academic goals. Students have the opportunity to begin coursework in more than 282 Kent State undergraduate degree programs or choose from over 25 bachelor’s, master’s, associate and online degrees that can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Stark County’s only public university, Kent State Stark was founded in 1946 and continues today improving the quality of life for this region, spurring a total economic impact in Northeast Ohio of $381.7 million.


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Kent State Stark News

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:59am
The future is bright for this debt-free Flash! While many young children dream of becoming an astronaut, a rock star or even a ballerina, Sara Haidet wasn’t drawn to such specific big dreams while growing up in the small town of Louisville. Still, her upbringing in this close-kn...
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:50am
We can't wait to show you around! Come experience a campus tour of Kent State University at Stark. Meet our admissions staff, get your questions answered, tour campus with a current student and learn what makes Kent State University at Stark your hometown university. Don't miss...
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:23am
Non-traditional student and proud mom, Amanda Cox, graduates alongside sons. It’s a Saturday morning in 1981. Sunbeams slowly trickle into a small family tent, covered in sparkling morning dew. The sounds of a campfire crackle in the ears of a then 7-year-old Amanda Cox. Yawning...
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 9:48am
Kent State Stark English professor will pursue teaching and research project on protest literature. Jessica Conrad, Ph.D., a lecturer of English at Kent State University at Stark, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Austria.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:43am
First-generation, non-traditional college student Jennifer Daring, discusses her journey to an Environmental Studies degree. The sun was setting over a little Stow neighborhood in 1995. Eight-year-old Jennifer Daring knew it meant she would have to go inside soon. That was her m...
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:42pm
Hector McDaniel, president of Stark County NAACP, to give keynote address. Kent State University at Stark graduates are set to take Canton’s biggest stage May 14 during an in-person commencement ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:39pm
2021 graduate debt-free, set for nursing job at university hospital. While other Copley High School students went to Friday night football games and dreamed about prom, Leah Miller had her sights set on what lay ahead. 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 8:40am
The 2021 Staff Excellence Awards celebrated shining examples of dedication to students and the campus community during a year eclipsed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “You have worked diligently to ensure our campus has not only survived – but thrived – during a global pandemic,” said...
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 1:50pm
New educational well field at Kent State Stark expands student opportunities and research. It’s a sunny spring day at Kent State University at Stark – the perfect day to install an educational groundwater well field behind the campus’ Pond & Wetlands Research Area. And while...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:52am
Guest speakers are changing the landscape of remote learning. The addition of guest speakers, particularly to the virtual classroom, has been an invaluable and welcome change of pace for students, many of whom have been learning remotely since March 2020 when coronavirus (COVID-...