(North Canton, OH – July 31, 2012) – The Ohio State University and Stark State College are collaborating to save students thousands of dollars on their first two years of college.
Stark State students who earn an associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) degree and have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.0 will be guaranteed admission to OSU with junior standing.
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee will join Stark State College President Para M. Jones at an official signing of the articulation agreement Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Stark State’s Business and Entrepreneurial Center. Members of the community; elected officials; and Stark State trustees, students, faculty and staff will attend the signing.
“We’re committed to providing seamless, cost-effective educational pathways for our students,” Jones said. “This agreement gives students in our region who plan to attend Ohio State the opportunity to earn an associate degree at Stark State at a lower tuition rate and then transfer to OSU to pursue a bachelor’s degree.”
Undergraduate tuition for 30 credit hours (one year) at OSU averages $10,000 per year; one year at StarkState averages $4,400. Tuition savings for the first two years could be as much as $10,000 to $12,000.
University transfer agreements provide seamless transfer of coursework between educational institutions and are designed to simplify the process of students who move from community colleges to four-year universities. Stark State has transfer agreements in place with more than 30 colleges and universities in Ohio and seven other states.
For more information, call 330-494-6170 or visit www.starkstate.edu/transfer.
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