Stark State College

  • Stark State College provides high-value, student-centered associate degrees and professional development. The College is dedicated to individual learning, transferable higher education and career success. We advance quality of life through accessibility and business and community partnerships.
School Highlights
  • Stark State College serves 14,097 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Stark State College is one of 4 community colleges within Stark County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Stark State College is Kent State University at Stark (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Stark State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 327 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Stark State College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty327 staff35 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Stark State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Stark State College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,097 students734 students
Student:Teacher Ratio43:127:1
# Full-Time Students4,111 students450 students
# Part-Time Students9,986 students284 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
10%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Stark State College and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
81%
73%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Stark State College and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Stark State College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
6%
10%
Diversity Score0.330.44
This chart display the diversity score of Stark State College and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
7%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Stark State College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$30,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Stark State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,686 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,870 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,686$5,885
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Stark State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,870$11,160
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Stark State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$21,134$21,250
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Stark State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$6,834
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Stark State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Stark State College is the largest of five colleges and universities in Stark County, and Ohio's largest technical college with a headcount of over 7000 credit students. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education ranked Stark State College as 11th among the top 50 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the nation by headcount between 5,000 and 9,999 students. Stark State College prepares individuals to enter fields in business technologies, engineering technologies, health technologies, information technologies, public service technologies and general studies. Degrees awarded are the associate of applied science, associate of applied business and associate of technical studies. The College also offers the following degrees in conjunction with Kent State University: Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Science. In addition to our 44 associate degree programs, any student can begin any college major at Stark State through the transfer module. The transfer module consists of 35 to 37 semester hours of coursework that are guaranteed to transfer to any other state college or university. Many students and parents take advantage of this cost-effective approach to a four-year degree program. Stark State is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
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The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.