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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 400 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
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing, RC
133E Main Hall


Kent State Stark News

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 5:48pm
Dear campus community, We are witnessing a pivotal, defining moment in our nation’s history. Everyday people have taken to the streets of their cities and to their social media platforms to demand change with passion and unity.   Our unwavering hope is that this will result in...
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:05am
Dear Golden Flashes, Over the last several months, Kent State University faculty, staff and leadership have been consulting with local and national authorities as well as our own health experts as we work to develop a return-to-campuses plan that ensures, to the greatest extent p...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:45pm
As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew up: Free Lunch Fridays. Preparing ready-to-eat lun...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:16pm
The circumstances that we are all experiencing from COVID-19 have disrupted one of the most exciting and happiest times of your life – preparing for college. Through all of the stress and uncertainty, I want you to know that Kent State University at Stark is here to support you....
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 4:03pm
As Kent State University at Stark looks forward to the new academic year, Dean Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., announced the winners of the 2020 Staff Excellence Awards, while extending heartfelt gratitude to all campus staff.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 8:33pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020 As you will notice on our social media pages, we are working to share some encouraging words. Tomorrow, you’ll hear from faculty and staff members as we encourage everyone to dig deep. I invite you to view a ...
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 1:29pm
Even as a preschooler, Marissa Stelluto knew she wanted to be a nurse. When her teddy bears got the sniffles, and her Barbies suffered the occasional broken leg, Stelluto was there to fix them.  Her brother and sister played along, and she learned early that not every superhero...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:46pm
Imagine being in high school and having no plan for your future… Imagine being told that college is not an option for you because of finances… Imagine no one in your family ever attending college and being discouraged at the thought… Then, imagine hearing that Kent State Universi...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:25am
A Target customer attempts to check out with nearly 10 gallons of milk. He becomes irate and leaves the store without purchasing anything after the cashier gently reminds him that there is a limit of two gallons per customer. This is a new reality for Kent State University at Sta...
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:37am
Dear Stark County high school seniors, This is not how you wanted your senior year to end. You deserved last dances at the prom, championship tournaments and walking with your class to the timeless sound of “Pomp and Circumstance”. But as our circumstances would have it, those...