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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

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:50am
Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its final production of the academic year, “26 Pebbles”, a docudrama that incorporates verbatim interview excerpts from Newtown, Connecticut, residents recounting the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Opening April 13, t...
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:45am
Kent State University at Stark’s next featured speakers are distinct voices on the American political scene, Cal Thomas and Juan Williams. In a fair and balanced format, the duo will debate about issues driving America’s future and political leadership at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at th...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
Kent State University at Stark recently granted tenure to two faculty members and promoted others in rank. “Kent State University at Stark is exceptionally proud of the academic accomplishments of this diverse group of scholars, and it celebrates their scholarly achievements,” s...
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:17pm
Aileena Ferguson expects to complete her bachelor’s degree in half the time, thanks to the cross-registration program between Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College. A summer transfer applicant to Kent State University at Stark, the 21-year-old will begin taking...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:16pm
Stephanie Monastra wants guests to leave the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center differently than the way they walked in.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:33pm
"It just seemed appropriate to set aside funds to support students who are the first in their families to go to college. It's a life-changing step." Mary and Tom Southards grew up in different states, but shared similar goals. Both dreamed big in their small towns.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:38pm
"Our seven Regional Campuses are quite unique and they are quite independent, in a good way. They fit their communities and that makes them different, but at the same time we are all Kent State." Sometimes purpose comes calling. It begins with a choice. An opportunity. Make the...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:41pm
In Kenya, Sarah Schmidt discovered her calling. A long way from rural Mansfield, Ohio, the girl who grew up with cows in her backyard was now half way around the world learning Swahili and teaching children how to speak English. She was 20, and crossed the Atlantic for the first...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:51pm
Kent State University at Stark Theatre presents Virtual Devotion by Eric Coble. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 24, March 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 at the Kent State Stark Theatre. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for t...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:08pm
Kent State University at Stark’s next Featured Speaker is Anthony Ervin, a four-time Olympic swimming medalist, who claimed gold and the title of fastest person on the planet in 2000 in the 50m freestyle. Sixteen years later, at age 35, he won in the same race at the Rio 2016 Gam...