Kent State University at Stark

Tel: (330)499-9600
  • 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 28:1.
  • 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 23% over five years.
Kent State University at Stark(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty161 staff34 staff
Kent State University at Stark Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,678 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 23:1 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 63% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,678 students755 students
Kent State University at Stark Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
Kent State University at Stark Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,001 students471 students
Kent State University at Stark Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,677 students284 students
Kent State University at Stark Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kent State University at Stark Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students2,000 students471 students
# Graduate Students1 students8 students
Kent State University at Stark Graduation BreakDown OH All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
2%
1%
Kent State University at Stark Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Kent State University at Stark Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
13%
12%
Kent State University at Stark Black (2007-2016)
% White
79%
73%
Kent State University at Stark White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Kent State University at Stark More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
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Kent State University at Stark Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
10%
Kent State University at Stark Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups 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.0.360.44
Kent State University at Stark Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
1%
31%
Kent State University at Stark Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,700$31,400
Kent State University at Stark Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is less than the state average of $5,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,624 is more than the state average of $11,177. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,664$5,997
Kent State University at Stark In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,624$11,177
Kent State University at Stark Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%92%
Kent State University at Stark % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,997$21,960
Kent State University at Stark Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,090
Kent State University at Stark Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,873 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 81%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Fortis College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.