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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

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Conference Center and Corporate University build relationships and support the educational needs of regional employers. Faith Sheaffer-Polen has conducted workforce training amid construction, in buildings with sanitation issues and in crowded hotel rooms while sitting on th...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:39am
Survivor. Acres away from the farmer’s home, Jennifer Peterson stared hard at the bright blue sky. Then, darkness. In and out of consciousness, she tried to move. Only pain. She tried to scream. Her cries for help were mere whispers.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:38am
Communicating hope. Ashton Blake briefly peered into the crowd gathered at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The stage was his. Saxophone in hand, Blake began to play the solo he knew so well. Practicing for this day was an honor and privilege for the 20-something who was a...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:43pm
Kent State Stark student builds a path toward her future using the obstacles she has overcome.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:29am
The public is invited to attend a free concert performed by the Kent State University at Stark Concert Band.  The community concert will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at The Mary J. Timken Theatre, located in the newly expanded and renovated Fine Arts Building.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:39am
Comedic play is the first of the 2018-19 season. Kent State University at Stark Theatre will hold its first theatrical production of the 2018-19 season, “Unnecessary Farce”, a comedy by playwright Paul Slade Smith. The cast of “Unnecessary Farce” will take to the campus’ stage...
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:10pm
Even though Mendi Sample was born blind, she still cares about fashion. And she knows that finding an accessible place for professional clothing gives her an edge come graduation day.  She’ll be looking for a job this spring after she graduates from Kent State University at Star...
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:33am
Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, silence breaker and passionate voice of the #MeToo movement and lifelong champion of victims of social injustice. 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:22am
Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their families on Nov. 17. 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 12:30 p....
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 2:51pm
You're invited to experience the sights and sounds of Kent State University at Stark's Fine Arts Building Renovation & Expansion. Guided tours begin at 4:30 p.m. with technology demonstrations, vocal rehearsal performances, sculpture and ceramics studios in action, theatre r...