Within the Kent State University system, the Stark Campus is the largest and most recognized of all the campuses and academic institutions. The school was founded in 1946 in response to the surge in student applications as a result of more people taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, though the school traces its roots back to 1912 when the Kent Normal School began bringing teacher training to the area of Northeastern Ohio.
Kent State University-Stark Campus (also known as simply Kent State Stark) is a higher education institution fashioned in the liberal arts mold, offering students a wide variety of areas of study and several levels of degree programs. It is a mid-sized university (hovering around the 10,000 student body mark) with approximately half of its students engaged in academic programs with the other half (roughly) pursuing professional and executive training and certifications.
The school is situated in a fairly accessible and convenient part of Stark County, on 200 acres of gorgeous land in Jackson Township, near the local airport and close to a major regional crossroads.