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.
- The teacher population of 327 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Stark State College||(OH) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||327 staff||35 staff|
|Total Enrollment||14,097 students||734 students|
|# Full-Time Students||4,111 students||450 students|
|# Part-Time Students||9,986 students||284 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,000||$30,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Stark State College is Kent State University at Stark (0.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,678 students | 0.20 Mi6000 Frank Ave NW
North Canton,  OH  44720
- 471 students | 1.70 Mi4300 Munson Street, NW
Canton,  OH  44718
- 343 students | 5.60 Mi2600 Sixth St SW
Canton,  OH  44710
- 43 students | 10.80 Mi3681 Manchester Rd.
Akron,  OH  44319
- 494 students | 11.30 Mi1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100
Akron,  OH  44306
We continue to report on the ongoing saga in the California community college system. Schools are now opening for fall semester with fewer courses due to serious budget cuts, and students are feeling the academic pain.
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Colleges across the country are struggling to recover from the massive upheaval to the 2019-20 semester wrought by COVID-19. Housing refunds and slashed budgets are bound to have long-term impacts for the institutions that survive. Some experts suggest community colleges may be the best equipped to ride out the storm and may have the greatest impact in helping America recover.