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Stark State College Facts

  • Stark State College is a student-centered comprehensive community college with transferable higher education and career development programs. The College offers more than 230 associate degrees, options, one-year and career enhancement certificates in business and entrepreneurial studies, education and human services, engineering technologies, health sciences, information technologies, liberal arts and math and sciences.
  • In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education named  Stark State College the fastest growing, public two-year college in the nation, with enrollment of 10,000 students or higher.
  • Stark State is the largest among the five colleges and universities located in Stark County.
  • More than 15,000 credit students.
  • Stark State’s low tuition of $150.30 per credit hour makes the College one of the most affordable in the region.
  • Associate of arts and associate of science degrees offer baccalaureate transfer opportunities to students.
  • Stark State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - the same organization that accredits all other colleges and universities in our region. In addition, many of Stark State's programs maintain individual accreditations from their national accrediting associations. www.ncahlc.org
  • The Ohio Transfer Module guarantees the transfer of 37 to 39 semester hours of Stark State coursework to any Ohio public college or university. Many students and parents take advantage of this cost-effective approach to a four-year degree program.
  • Stark State College maintains satellite centers and off-campus sites in Alliance, Barberton, Downtown Canton, Carrollton, Massillon and Portage Lakes to better serve our students. Each site offers students the same convenience, affordability, quality faculty and individualized attention as our main campus.
  • Thanks to partnerships with Franklin University and The University of Toledo, Stark State students may earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving Stark State’s campus. In addition, articulation agreements are in place with other many other college and universities to assist students in completing their four-year degrees after earning their associate degrees at Stark State.
  • Strong business partnerships with LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. on campus, and with The Timken Co. in a nearby wind energy technology center, affords Stark State students applied research opportunities.  These partnerships also fuel economic development, creating new industries and jobs for Stark County.
  • Each year, about 85% of Stark State's graduates are employed upon graduation, the majority in their field.
  • Stark State works closely with business and industry to ensure that the programs we offer meet the needs of a developing workforce.
  • Approximately 90% of our graduates live and work in the community, contributing to the economic development of Stark County and surrounding counties.
  • Approximately 70% of our students work while attending Stark State. Accessibility and flexible scheduling make it convenient for working people to pursue an education at Stark State.