Kent State University at Stark

6000 Frank Ave NW
Canton, OH 44720-7599
Tel: (330)499-9600
4,678 students
Public institution
Kent State University's eight-campus network, one of the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio. The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse university, while the Regional Campuses - Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges.
School Highlights
Kent State University at Stark serves 4,678 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Kent State University at Stark is one of 4 community colleges within Stark County, OH.
The nearest community college is Stark State College (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Kent State University at Stark (OH) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 161 staff
29 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,678 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,678 students 510 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
# Full-Time Students 2,001 students
322 students
# Part-Time Students 2,677 students
248 students
# Undergraduate Students 2,000 students 329 students
# Graduate Students 1 students 8 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.36 0.44

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,472 is more than the state average of $5,022. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,432 is more than the state average of $9,226. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,472 $5,022
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,432 $9,226
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since its founding as a teacher-training school in 1910, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as one of the premiere Ohio colleges. The university also has earned acclaim for applying new knowledge to address the needs of the communities it serves and society as a whole. Kent State Stark began in 1912, when John McGilvery, the new president of the Kent Normal School, decided to take teacher education directly into the communities of Northeastern Ohio. From that point on, Kent State's regional campus programs have set a high standard for locally based college and university education. Stark County has been the recipient of Kent's extension and off-campus programs since the very beginning. In 2006, we will celebrate 60 years of Kent State's continuous service to the people and businesses of Stark County. Located on 200 acres in Jackson Township, the Stark Campus is the largest regional campus of Kent State University, serving nearly 4,000 students each year. The campus consists of six major buildings and a natural pond and offers three associate degrees and eight complete bachelor degree programs in English, history, justice studies, middle childhood education, business management, nursing, general studies and psychology. The campus also offers a master of business administration degree. Nearly 90 percent of Kent State Stark's full-time faculty hold the highest academic credentials in their field. The campus boasts the Professional Education and Conference Center as Northeast Ohio's most technologically advanced meeting, training and events facility. Kent State Stark offers several academic program opportunities in the associate, baccalaureate and master's degree levels. Students can earn a bachelor's degree on the Stark Campus in business management, English, general studies, history, justice studies, middle childhood education, nursing or psychology. The campus also offers the core courses of Kent's 272 undergraduate programs. Kent State Stark recently began offering a full master's of business administration degree program at convenient evening hours for busy adults. Kent State University is accredited without reservation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 14,097 students | 0.20 Mi6200 Frank Ave NW
    North Canton OH 44720
  • 471 students | 1.60 Mi4300 Munson Street, NW
    Canton OH 44718
  • Aultman College
    Private, non-profit
    300 students | 5.30 Mi2600 6th St SW
    Canton OH 44710
  • 43 students | 11.00 Mi3681 Manchester Rd.
    Akron OH 44319
  • 318 students | 11.40 Mi1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100
    Akron OH 44306
Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,022 per year for in-state students and $9,226 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,355 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.