Kent State University at Stark
Canton, OH 44720-7599


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,015
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 23:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Kent State University at Stark has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

Kent State University at Stark charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,028 and in-state students paid $5,664.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Kent State University at Stark's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,027 (which is 9.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Kent State University at Stark in 2016-2017, was 318, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,410 (which is 16.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Kent State University at Stark has enrolled a total of 5,015 students (2,027 students full-time and 2,988 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,015 students, 357 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 4,998 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 17 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,056 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Black/African American: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Kent State University at Stark.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 65% 1,240 0
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 36
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Kent State University at Stark full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Kent State University at Stark graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,400. Last year, out of the total 9,278 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 8,443 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 10,914 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 9,713 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,400 $36,300
Employment Rate 91% 89%
Total Graduates 9,278 10,914

Campus Location

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