• 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 4,950 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,950 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,664
  • Out-state tuition: $13,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Kent State University at Stark ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Kent State University at Stark
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
282 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Kent State University at Stark has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The Kent State University at Stark diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,950 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,434 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,516 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Kent State University at Stark.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
242 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,434 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
1 students
8 students
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OH All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,510 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
6 students
3 students
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OH All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
81%
72%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Kent State University at Stark and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Kent State University at Stark and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kent State University at Stark.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.34
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Kent State University at Stark and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2%
23%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Kent State University at Stark and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
4.02%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,700
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Kent State University at Stark and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,664 is more than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,624 is more than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,664
$4,876
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Kent State University at Stark and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,624
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Kent State University at Stark and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Kent State University at Stark and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$25,000
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Kent State University at Stark and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Kent State University at Stark and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kent State University at Stark cost?

Kent State University at Stark's tuition is approximately $5,664 for In-State students and $13,624 for Out-State students.

What schools are Kent State University at Stark often compared to?

Kent State University at Starkis often viewed alongside schools like Stark State College by visitors of our site.

What is Kent State University at Stark's ranking?

Kent State University at Stark ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,950 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,664
  • Out-state tuition: $13,624
  • Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Verified school update

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