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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.


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Kent State Stark News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 4:23pm
The Kent State University at Stark Office of Multicultural Initiatives is sponsoring a MLK Essay Contest in celebration of Black History Month. The deadline to submit essays is Monday, Dec. 19 by 4 p.m. 1st Place - $150 The first place winner will be recognized at the MLK Celebr...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:31pm
Kent State University at Stark offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving. Classes are recessed Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon through Sunday, Nov. 27.  Everyone at Kent State Stark wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:35pm
The Kent State University at Stark Theatre has announced open auditions for the next theatrical production of the season, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, and directed by Kent State Stark Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Auditions are open to ever...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:39pm
Get Started Today!  Kent State University at Stark is still accepting applications for Spring 2017 admission. The sooner you apply, the better selection of classes you'll have when you register.  Let us help you begin your signature experience at Kent State Stark. We hope to he...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:42pm
Lawrence Weidleman tried attending college soon after being discharged from the U.S. Army. He had been injured during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield so he was still very young. But he realized in short order that he wasn’t ready.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:59am
Kent State University at Stark will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. However, the theatre production, What We're Up Against, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Fine Arts Theatre. ...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 2:27pm
Kent State University at Stark’s theatrical season opens with What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck. The play will be performed on November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave., NW, in Jackson Township....
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:08pm
You could tell Michelle Van Dyke was choking up as she mentioned there were many times when she had to choose whether to buy gas or food on any given day. The financially struggling 53-year-old single mom and Kent State University at Stark student works two jobs and goes to schoo...
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 10:44pm
Mountains are not as hard to climb when you have a generous boost to get to the summit. That is exactly what more than $108,000 in scholarship donations means to students at Kent State University at Stark. Students with various backgrounds and experiences had the opportunity to s...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:54pm
Could the presidential election end up in a tie? With just weeks to go until election day, Dr. Nathan Ritchey explains how it could happen. It is possible for as little as 20 percent of the popular vote to elect a president and that the election could end up in a tie. By develo...