Stark State College is the largest college in Stark County and the sixth largest of the 23 community colleges in Ohio. Stark State is one of the most affordable colleges in the region and offers over 200 associate degrees, options, one-year certificates and career enhancement certificates. Over 14,000 students study in areas of business and entrepreneurial studies, engineering technologies, health sciences, information technologies, arts and sciences, and public service. In addition, the transfer module guarantees the transfer of 37 to 39 semester hours of Stark State coursework to any Ohio public college or university. Many students and parents take advantage of this cost-effective approach to a four-year degree program.
Stark State College offers convenience to its students through online courses and through satellite centers and off-campus sites in Alliance, Barberton, Downtown Canton, Carrollton, Massillon, Navarre, Plain Township, Portage Lakes, and Uniontown/Hartville to better serve students in the region. Each site offers students the same convenience, affordability, quality faculty and individualized attention as our main campus. Thanks to partnerships with Kent State Stark, Franklin University and the University of Toledo, Stark State students may earn a bachelor's degree without leaving Stark State's campus. In addition, articulation agreements are in place with many other college and universities to assist students in completing their four-year degrees after earning their associate degrees at Stark State. Each year, about 90 percent of Stark State's graduates are employed upon graduation with approximately 90 percent of our graduates living and working in the community.
Stark State works closely with businesses to ensure that the programs we offer meet the needs of a developing workforce. Stark State College, in partnership with the Stark County College Tech Prep Consortium, participates in articulation agreements with over 40 programs in high schools throughout the county.