Strategic plan | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio
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Strategic plan

Stark State College provides quality, high-value associate degrees, certificates, and professional development in diverse, student-centered learning environments. The College is dedicated to lifelong learning; affordable, transferable higher education; and career success. Stark State College advances quality of life through access, academic success, stewardship, and business and community partnerships.

Stark State College will be a leader in higher education and a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity in the communities we serve.


Academic Excellence

We provide value by upholding high academic and professional standards for students, faculty, and staff. Program and degree quality is ensured by meeting rigorous standards of certification and accreditation. Business, Industry, Education, and Community


We build strong business, industry, education, and community partnerships to enhance quality and opportunities for our students. We support workforce development and economic growth by responding to the immediate and emerging needs of our region in a global economy.

Fiscal Stability and Stewardship

We take a proactive approach to serving our students and community through fiscal responsibility, sustainability, and strategic planning for change and growth. The mission and vision of the College are achieved through the responsible stewardship of College facilities, environmental, financial and human resources.


We believe that respect for every individual is important. We are committed to working within both the College and the community with high standards of ethical and professional behavior. We value commitment to hard work and integrity.

Student Access

We are committed to providing opportunities for access to a quality education. We strive to meet the varied academic needs of our students through a wide variety of educational offerings, delivery methodologies, outreach strategies, community locations, and the knowledge and experience of our diverse faculty and staff.

Student Success

We support student success in attaining educational and career goals by offering pathways to workforce-ready degrees and certificates, transferable courses and degrees, licensures/certifications, and skills attainment. Stark State College provides student-centered services to foster academic and career success.

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