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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
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Kent State Stark News

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:41am
The College Credit Plus program introduces students to transformational power of higher education. Marlington Dukes’ star forward Alivia Lepley knows what it means to have the home-court advantage: everyone is rooting for you. That’s why Lepley’s No. 1 choice for college is Kent...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:37pm
Kent State Stark students discuss their trip to Rwanda with the community at Global Gateway Day.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:28pm
As the business world continues to grow more dynamic and complex, so does the role of the human-resource professional. In response to this challenge, the Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark will hold the 2019 Human Resource Symposium on Thursday, July 18, from...
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:45am
Deepraj Mukherjee has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award and John Frank has been honored with the Award of Distinction at Kent State University at Stark.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:40am
Nationally syndicated columnist Charita Goshay offers the spring class words of wisdom. The Stark Campus alumni family welcomed its newest members Sunday, May 12, during the annual spring commencement ceremony at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.  More than 100 graduates participa...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 4:01pm
Joel Hukill is a flight nurse for Guardian Flight Alaska and living out a dream he didn’t realize he’d had. Now, he has no doubts that he’s found his calling. “Choosing this profession is the best decision that I have ever made,” said the 2014 graduate of the nursing program at...
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:01pm
Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2019 with a free, family friendly celebration. Expect chilly temperatures but plentiful sunshine. Nearly two dozen new exhibitors highlight this year’s event, including an Akron Zoo animal presentation, Stan Hywet Hall and Gar...
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:28am
Kent State University at Stark Theatre’s first student-led production opens April 12 with the performance “Of Mice and Men”, a play based on the novella by John Steinbeck.  The “Of Mice and Men” cast will take to the campus’ stage for opening night at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the St...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:52pm
SOLD OUT. NO TICKETS REMAIN. Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks, the final speaker of the 2018-19 Featured Speakers Series, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Now in its 28th year, the Featured Speakers Series is free and open to the public. All tickets for the evenin...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:12pm
Professor Carrie Schweitzer has discovered hundreds of new species. Now, this research standout is leading students in a new degree program.  Carrie Schweitzer has always been interested in the things of Earth. The stuff that lies just below the surface of land and sea.