Kent State University at Stark

Tel: (330)499-9600
4,886 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 4,886 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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 Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 161 staff
61 staff
Kent State University at Stark Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,886 has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 76% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,886 students 1,315 students
Kent State University at Stark Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Kent State University at Stark Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,215 students
815 students
Kent State University at Stark Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,671 students
1,061 students
Kent State University at Stark Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kent State University at Stark Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 2,214 students 807 students
# Graduate Students 1 students 23 students
Kent State University at Stark Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
1%
5%
Kent State University at Stark Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Kent State University at Stark Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
15%
Kent State University at Stark Black (2006-2013)
% White
83%
49%
Kent State University at Stark White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Kent State University at Stark More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Kent State University at Stark Unknown (2006-2013)
Kent State University at Stark Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.30 0.70
Kent State University at Stark Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,554 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,514 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,554 $5,590
Kent State University at Stark In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,514 $10,086
Kent State University at Stark Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
Kent State University at Stark % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,783 per year for in-state students and $10,993 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,646 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 69%. 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.