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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 400 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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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 11:24am
Kent State University at Stark graduates are set to take Canton’s biggest stage May 13 during the 49th Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Renato "Ren" Camacho, president and chief executive officer at the Akron-Canton Airport, will present th...
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:29pm
After a year marked by transition, the 2022 Staff Excellence Awards celebrated the strong and resilient campus community at Kent State University at Stark.  Rae Ann Franks received the staff award and Kelsey Kalgreen received the administrator award.
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 3:27pm
Renato “Ren” Camacho, president and chief executive officer of the Akron-Canton Airport, will give the keynote address at Kent State University at Stark’s 2022 Commencement on May 13. Local graduates are set to take Canton’s biggest stage during the commencement ceremony at Tom...
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 3:22pm
Sarah Schmidt, assistant director of Global Education Initiatives at Kent State University at Stark, will be recognized at the 15th annual Twenty under 40! awards, produced by ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Repository.
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 3:17pm
Local philanthropist Lindsay Zimmerman and Michael Wheeler, president and chief legal officer of Patriot Software, were named Distinguished Alumni Award recipients at Kent State University at Stark’s recent 75th anniversary celebration. “We are so proud of all that Lindsay and M...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:53am
Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2022 with a free, family friendly celebration. Expect plenty of sunshine to celebrate our beautiful planet. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon filled with educational activities, entertainment and interactive demonstrations f...
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 2:54pm
Kent State University at Stark’s Guitar Weekend is a festival celebrating all styles of guitar playing. This free event is open to guitar enthusiasts at any level. Join us for live performances by two exciting guitarists, Dan Wilson and Neil Zaza.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 10:23am
Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its final theatrical production of the 2021-22 season, “Once." The cast will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in The Mary J. Timken Theatre.
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:49pm
Featured Speaker Erin Brockovich will not speak April 13 as previously scheduled at Kent State University at Stark.  The consumer advocate and environmental activist canceled her presentation Tuesday after experiencing complications from an outpatient medical procedure.  
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:01am
The Kent State Stark Women's History Committee will spotlight different, recognized women in fields like the arts, politics, science, sports and business every Wednesday in March on Kent State Stark's social media platforms.