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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.


Melissa Seeton
Assistant Director, Communications
Campus Marketing & Communication
154B Conference Center


Kent State Stark News

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:23am
Fall 2018 President's and Dean's Lists The following students have been named to the Kent State Stark Dean’s List. Those students designated with a star (*) have been named to the Kent State University President’s List.  
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:12pm
Kent State University at Stark is proud to again host the 65th Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. The exhibition features more than 400 pieces of artwork from middle and high school students, representing districts in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne,...
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:32am
Ashley Spellman is no stranger to the kitchen. For seven months, she worked daily rolling out dough to make pies. She learned how to cook them just right – with a bubbly filling and a golden-brown crust. She enjoyed her job, but she also knew her future held more than transformi...
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:23pm
World-class experts bring valued research to Stark County. Kent State University at Stark’s faculty are a force in the community, working to better the region by offering their academic expertise in a tangible way. Kent State Stark brings immeasurable value to community organizat...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Conference Center and Corporate University build relationships and support the educational needs of regional employers. Faith Sheaffer-Polen has conducted workforce training amid construction, in buildings with sanitation issues and in crowded hotel rooms while sitting on th...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:39am
Survivor. Acres away from the farmer’s home, Jennifer Peterson stared hard at the bright blue sky. Then, darkness. In and out of consciousness, she tried to move. Only pain. She tried to scream. Her cries for help were mere whispers.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:38am
Communicating hope. Ashton Blake briefly peered into the crowd gathered at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The stage was his. Saxophone in hand, Blake began to play the solo he knew so well. Practicing for this day was an honor and privilege for the 20-something who was a...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:43pm
Kent State Stark student builds a path toward her future using the obstacles she has overcome.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:29am
The public is invited to attend a free concert performed by the Kent State University at Stark Concert Band.  The community concert will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at The Mary J. Timken Theatre, located in the newly expanded and renovated Fine Arts Building.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:39am
Comedic play is the first of the 2018-19 season. Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its first theatrical production of the 2018-19 season, “Unnecessary Farce”, a comedy by playwright Paul Slade Smith. The cast of “Unnecessary Farce” will take to the campus’ stage...