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Kent State University at Stark helps nearly 4,000 students find their passion and develop a roadmap to their future. 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 360 Kent State world-class programs of study or choose from over 25 bachelor’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 $124.5 million.


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Kent State Stark News

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:35am
Hello, Kent State Stark Flashes!   All students taking in-person classes, working at or visiting a Kent State University campus will receive a Flashes Take Care of Flashes Welcome Kit that provides you with safety essentials. Find out how to get yours!
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:06pm
While a college education is an investment in your future, we all understand it requires some financial juggling. If you need assistance with your tuition, please don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid experts. We’re here to help!   Fall semester tuition payments were due Fr...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:44pm
The hot sun beat on the pavement as customers, wheelers and dealers scurried around the crowded Hartville Flea Market. A small group of curious shoppers gathered around the “ZingAnything” booth, manned by several Lake High School students.  Blake Gibbs knew then he was on to som...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4:47pm
Dear students, In what seems like a world of uncertainty right now, there are still some things that you can count on. One of those is the assurance that Your Hometown University will provide safe options for you this fall so that you can continue on the path toward earning your...
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:47am
Due to several significant factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce announces the cancellation of the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 and the U...
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:23am
Marlington Dukes’ star forward Leah Springer knows what it means to give back to her hometown. And, for this basketball standout, “giving back” is more than just a few words, it’s a way of life. That’s why this stellar scholar athlete, who has volunteered since childhood, was na...
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:46pm
Kent State University at Stark has announced its Dean’s List and President’s List for the spring 2020 semester.  The following students have been named to the Kent State Stark Dean’s List. Those students designated with a star (*) have been named to the Kent State University Pre...
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...