Stark State College Akron

Stark State students campus lifeAffordable education that leads to high-demand careers.

Enroll. Get the classes you need. 
Start with one of Stark State’s many certificate programs.
Get to a good paycheck fast in a field in high demand. Employers are looking for skilled workers!

Ready for more? Keep going with a Stark State two-year degree.


Akron-area residents are encouraged to enroll early as space is limited to the first 1,000 students per term.

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CLASSES available through SSC Akron

At Stark State College Akron we 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. Choose one of these programs to get your full degree at Stark State College Akron at White Pond – or get a start on one of our many other degrees and finish at our main campus in North Canton or our Stark State College Akron Perkins location opening Fall 2018.


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.

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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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Stark State College Akron’s location along Route 8 at the Perkins Street exit is currently under construction. The 68,414-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled for completion in March 2018, opening in Fall 2018. Watch the live web cam feed.

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