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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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 1:56pm
Several telecommunications companies are offering free internet access to students and area families. MCTV, a leading internet, TV and phone provider in the region, announced Tuesday it would offer free internet access for families without service in response to online learning...
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 2:38pm
Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its second theatrical production of the 2019-20 season, “The Nerd”, a two-act comedy by playwright Larry Shue. The cast of “The Nerd” will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in The Mary J. Timken Theat...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:43pm
Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, focuses on conserving our coastlines in an effort to reduce the risks of storm surges and flooding to property, people and our planet. Thanks to a generous grant from the H...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 9:20am
Bryan Terrell Clark will still speak at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 10. Our Featured Speaker event is STILL TAKING PLACE tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Conference Center.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:46am
Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Black History Month will include the Cleveland-based popular electric blues ensemble, the Wallace Coleman Band. The celebratory activities, funded in part by ArtsInStark, are free, open to the public.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:54pm
Kent State University at Stark is host to the 66th 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, Tuscarawas...
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:03am
The upcoming 50th May 4 commemoration in 2020 provides an opportunity for all to remember and honor the tragic events of May 4, 1970, that occurred on the Kent State University campus. This year’s anniversary represents a significant and historic milestone, not only for the unive...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:17am
Kent State University at Stark is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 President's and Dean's Lists. The following students have been named to the Kent State Stark Dean’s List. Requirements for the Dean’s List include a 3.40 grade point average or above for the fall 2019 semester an...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:28pm
Barb Preston knows what it’s like to face a financial crisis. In fact, she was forced to drop out of the private liberal arts college she once attended.  That’s why she didn’t hesitate to provide a much-needed match for Kent State University at Stark’s Giving Tuesday initiative,...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:31am
Sydney Cowles knows gridiron greatness is made in Stark County. Sydney grew up just like many Stark County kids, with football Friday nights cheering for the hometown team. These days, her job takes her to the big leagues. It’s where she rubs elbows with the professional players...