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 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

Student Body

  • The student population of Stark State College has declined by 10% 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 grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,097 students 734 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 43:1 27:1
# Full-Time Students 4,111 students 450 students
# Part-Time Students 9,986 students 284 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Stark State College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Stark State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Stark State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Stark State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Stark State College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score 0.33 0.44
Stark State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Stark State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,000 $30,800
Stark State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Stark State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,870 $11,160
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 94%
Stark State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $21,134 $21,250
Stark State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $8,250 $6,834
Stark State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 84%. 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.