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 11,654 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty327 staff40 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Stark State College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The Stark State College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,654 students868 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:127:1
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# Full-Time Students3,140 students472 students
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# Part-Time Students8,514 students396 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
4%
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% Black
11%
14%
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% White
68%
66%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
10%
8%
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Diversity Score0.510.53
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College Completion Rate
15%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$30,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,686 is less than the state average of $4,863. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,870 is less than the state average of $11,108. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,686$4,863
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,870$11,108
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,938$19,930
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,467$6,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Stark State College is Kent State University at Stark (0.2 miles away).
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    Akron OH  44319
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  • Herzing University
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