Stark State among top associate degree producers in nation

Stark State College was again recognized by Community College Week (August 31, 2015) as among the top 50 community colleges in the nation for the number of associate degree graduates produced in two key areas: engineering technologies and engineering-related fields (No. 27) and computer and information sciences and support services (No. 38). The publication has cited Stark State as a leader in both fields for the past several years. Community College Week uses U.S. Department of Education data for its annual Top 100 report.

Stark State College offering new degrees, majors, certificates

(North Canton, OH – Sept. 23, 2015) – Stark State College will be the first college in Ohio to offer an associate of applied science degree in ophthalmic technology.

The program, effective summer 2016, was developed in response to ophthalmologists in the region who expressed their need to the College for certified ophthalmic assistants and technicians. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for credentialing examinations.

Stark State to host family-friendly viewing of lunar eclipse

(North Canton, OH – Sept. 21, 2015) – Stark State College will host a family-friendly event Sunday, Sept. 27: the total lunar eclipse.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Stark State College and The Timken Company Technology and Test Center at the corner of Shuffel Street Northwest and Frank Avenue Northwest (entrance on Frank Avenue). Telescopes and binoculars will be available, but for anyone who wishes to bring their own, set up is any time after 6 p.m. while there is still light.

Stark State to host site review for nursing program

Stark State College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, in Room S204/S205.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Charles E. Schell Foundation establishes revolving student loan program at Stark State College

(North Canton, OH – Sept. 9, 2015) – The Stark State College Foundation has received a grant of $100,000 from the Charles E. Schell Foundation/Fifth Third Bank, Trustee to establish a revolving student loan program.

The program will provide interest-free educational assistance loans to students who might otherwise have difficulty financing a college education. Qualified Stark State students may request a one-time loan of up to $1,000 while enrolled at the College to assist with tuition, textbooks, exam fees or other related educational expenses.

New Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) available at Stark State

(North Canton, OH – Sept. 8, 2015) – If you’re a full-time, year-round student who’s exhausted your Pell grants after summer and fall semesters, you may be eligible for an OCOG award for the spring semester (third term) of the academic year.

Third-term OCOG dollars are only for students who are Pell grant eligible and whose Pell grants have been exhausted for that year.

All other OCOG eligibility requirements remain in place: