Stark State College Akron

Affordable education that leads to high-demand careers.

Welcome to Stark State College Akron.

We have two Akron locations where it’s easy, accessible and affordable to take the courses you want to further your education:

360 Perkins Street

755 White Pond Drive

Enroll. Get the classes you need.

Learn. Stark State offers many full certificate and degree programs in Akron, along with a solid start on hundreds of others that can be finished up at main campus.

Earn. Get to a good paycheck fast in a field in high demand. Employers are looking for skilled workers.

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CLASSES available through SSC Akron

Stark State College Akron offers flexible scheduling, including day and/or evening classes as well as online opportunities. So you can plan ahead, we’ll continue to post new class options and updates. Get your full degree or certificate at Stark State College Akron in the areas below – or get a solid start here and finish at our main campus in North Canton in one of the hundreds of other programs SSC offers.

Coming Soon: QuickBooks and CDL

* Fall 2019 start
** Spring 2020 start
+ (available at Barberton Satellite Center)


The number one reason why students choose Stark State College is our affordability. Not only does Stark State maintain a low tuition rate, our knowledgeable financial aid specialists help students explore the many grants, loans and scholarships that can help finance their education. More than half of all Stark State students have no out-of-pocket education expenses, thanks to scholarships and financial aid.

The current cost per credit hour is $169.60. Tuition and fee payments can be made in the College Store at the Stark State College Akron location. Students may also sign up for the student installment payment plan.

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Stark State College handed out $280,000 in scholarships to its students during the most recent academic year.

SSC scholarships helped people like Ralphelle Smith, a nontraditional student from Akron working on a Stark State associate degree in automotive technology who’s excited about the College’s new Akron campus. “Every scholarship dollar I received has assisted me with my education and my future career goals,” he said. “It’s nice to know that companies, individuals and Stark State College care about me and my educational success.”

Scholarship money also is helping students like Bailey Doerfler of Mogadore. The computer graphic arts-digital photography major received a GAR Foundation College Credit Plus scholarship that’s helped her advance her goal of graduating debt-free. “I’ve found Stark State a great place to earn my education and I take every opportunity to tell my friends that I am gaining a wonderful education at a very affordable price,” she said. “I wish all graduating seniors knew the economic advantage of completing your first two years of college at Stark State.”

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Direct Connect

Direct Connect is an opportunity for you to be dually enrolled as you complete an associate degree at Stark State College while preparing for transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree at The University of Akron.


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