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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

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:04am
Worth it. Theno “Kristo” Pantelides grew up in the hilly city of San Francisco, surrounded by ocean. A coastline not unlike the home of his father, where houses dot the shores of thousands of islands in a country influential in ancient times. Pantelides’ first words were Greek...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:53am
Guided by purpose. Schooldays end with a “welcome home” at Tiqvah Hands of Hope, an after-school mentoring program for students who live in the city of Canton. A simple phrase graces the threshold of the doors they enter every day: “You can change the world.”
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:37am
A lack of skilled labor is one of the top hiring challenges that businesses in Stark and Wayne counties face, according to the results of a wage and benefits survey conducted by the Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark. The summary report released by the Corpora...
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 2:45pm
“The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy by playwrights William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman.  Directed by Kent State Stark Theatre Director Jim Weaver, “Putnam County” is a musical about an eclectic group of six tweens vying for the spelling...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:47am
When Cory Maxwell was considering what college to attend, knowing that the institution is military friendly was very important to him. For him and student veterans, the Military Friendly® School designation helps determine the best schools that will embrace them and ensure their...
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:13pm
Concert is free and open to the public. Val B. King, granddaughter of legendary blues artist B.B. King, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Kent State University at Stark, as part of the campus’ observance of Black History Month.  King’s concert, “Storytelling wit...
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:05pm
Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Black History Month will include such notables as Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., a national civil rights activist, and granddaughter of lengendary blues artist B.B. King, Val B. King.
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:05pm
Growing up, Chris Post watched as his mom juggled her collegiate studies and motherhood, balancing everyday life with dreams of earning her Ph.D. And while field excursions with his biologist mom are a memory of his childhood, the impact of place is something this cultural and hi...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:01pm
Kent State University at Stark will host a Campus Preview for high school juniors, seniors and their families on Feb. 23. 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....
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 4:21pm
For more than four decades, Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality and social justice. Berry is the third presenter in this year’s Featured Speakers Series lineup. She’ll speak at 7:30 p.m....