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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, November 3, 2017 - 1:45pm
Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Nov. 16-18. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most respected guitarists nationwide.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:59am
Ruyi Jiao wasn’t thinking about Halloween when she traveled from Beijing, China, to study English at Kent State University at Stark. Still, she made sure to represent her home country, donning a traditional Chinese costume she purchased on eBay. “It’s important we represent China...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:36am
John Downey took a day off work so he could guarantee attendance at the second annual Student Professional Development Conference. Holding down a part-time job while attending classes full time at Kent State University at Stark, Downey of North Canton was intrigued by the confere...
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:46am
Auditions Open to Students and Community Members The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for its second theatrical production of the season, Virtual Devotion by Eric Coble, a member of the Playwrights’ Unit at Cleveland Play House.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:46pm
Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 4. Campus tours will be held from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and depart from the lobby at Main Hall, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The program will take place from 9 a.m. to...
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:07am
Kent State University at Stark will host the annual Turkey Trot, an adult 5K and a children’s ¼ mile Fun Run, on Saturday, Nov. 18. The events will be held on Kent State Stark’s beautiful, 200-acre campus, located at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township. The Kids Fun Run begins...
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:19pm
Kent State University at Stark’s 2017-18 theatrical season kicks off with Consider the Oyster by David MacGregor. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at the Kent State Stark Theatre. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretat...
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:36pm
Kent State University at Stark is transformed into “Boo U” on Oct. 26 for an evening of family-friendly fun. Kent State Stark will host the ninth annual educational fall celebration for elementary school-aged children from 5 to 7 p.m. at its campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson...
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:41pm
The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark will present a Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination Preparation course beginning Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The sessions will be held at the Conference Center at Kent State Stark from 8:30...
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:32pm
Kent State University at Stark is preparing high school juniors and seniors and their parents on how to choose the right college. Get Started: A Crash Course in College Planning, a free information session designed to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college, wi...