Stark State College in North Canton

North Canton, OH

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Stark State College offers 513-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 3 high safety сampuses. 43.6% are women, and 56.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Stark State College is 11192$, that is at the level of national average. 8% of full-time Stark State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Stark State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Stark State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,147
$30,001 - $48,000$11,519
$48,001 - $75,000$11,511
$75,001 - $110,000$14,749



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


8534 of Stark State College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Stark State College number 16 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Stark State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Stark State College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Stark State College graduation rate is below the national average.

8% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Stark State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Stark State College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Stark State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Stark State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Ohio.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 6200 Frank Ave Nw address in North Canton, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Stark State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Automotive Technology Center

The campus located by 5600 Whipple Ave Nw address in North Canton, Ohio.


Automotive Technology Center in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Stark State College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Automotive Technology Center is forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on Downtown Canton Campus

The campus located by 521 Tuscarawas Street W address in Canton, Ohio.


Downtown Canton Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Stark State College with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Downtown Canton Campus are robbery, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Stark State College offers 513 programs in total: 237 are for Associate's degree, 180 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 96 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are provided in the Stark State College: 24 are for Associate's degree and 15 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Stark State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6864 students with 205924 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Stark State College

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They are careless, rude, and have violated hippa in many circumsances...and of course we have proof in text form and emails...their instructors dont know how to teach...they simply quickly go over info and send you on your own to learn..poorly structured, poorly managed

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Show up, do your work, and the grades will fall into place. Professors are all willing to see you during office hours and tutoring available if you need it

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UPDATE: SSC straighted everything out and I went back in Fall 2018 however I was put in Math once again (It wasn't my choice since I knew I wasn't ready to jump back into Math after 4 years) & I failed along with another class I took which resulted me to loose my FA. When I started back, I was determined & ready untill I felt defeted by my math struggles. I had an instructor who cared less what I was doing wrong in my math nor did he want to see what mistakes I made in my work (I have kept track of my written math problems since 2014). When I asked him for help, he didn't let me do the problem, he did it himself. I felt like a failure & was so behind. I ended up letting myself give up along with letting myself go & my failure turned into my depression worsening with medical issues that I let go. My failures wasn't worth letting my health get bad as it was. For anyone with depression or any other mental/behavior health diagnosis, PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE & don't put your health at risk as I did. Although I was somewhat aware of Intervention service's were available to me my Instructors didn't intervene of such services especially when I had all the intervention signs. I needed that support before it was to late & didn't get it. It took me being in the ER. Current/future students Depression/mental health shouldn't be ignored as mine was. APRIL 2018: I started in 2012. I didn't know that I had other options besides Stark State. My Major is Human and Social Services_Gerontology_Chemical Dependency. I thought Stark State was the only college to offer what I was looking for. As for my major, I need to be directly accepted to the program and SSC doesn't mention this. I have made mistakes & lost my Financial Aid but yet I am good academic wise so I would have to pay out of pocket to complete my degree. (Fall 2017 I was told that I was fine in my Financial Aid & registered for 2 online classes that I got a $1016.00 bill for & a letter sent to me September 2017 stating if I don't pay then I will be dropped from my classes, which I took their word & I stopped doing my online classes & got charged $1016.00 anyhow that I am trying to pay back) I am paying for classes that I was told I couldn't continue on with. That's a lot of money to just waste and not finish 2 classes that I did well in the 30 days that I was in them. I am a single mother with no income sources due to personal reasons & me battling depression after the loss of my Grandmother & then having my baby in 2016. SSC gave me no kind of support to succeed in any way. I was on my own there. I needed help with my barriers especially the Math and they knew that. I was enrolled repeatedly to complete the Math Modules that I didn't complete the first time/second time. Instead, of a solution to my struggle, my Financial Aid gets taken for Spring 2015 term and future semesters. As long as they got paid, nothing else matters. I need to complete my degree with success but how when SSC doesn't care if I complete or don't help with resources on how I can complete. I hope SSC uses the recent funds to help students with support and they can figure out how to get students with low income to return and complete with strong support. Out of 27 credits that I've completed, the Math was my only development course that I took. The cost of the college is cheaper then other community colleges but is the lower cost worth not completing & not being successful with support a student needs? To me, using my financial aid I use to have would've been worth using elsewhere that supports there students. So where do I go from here? I tried talking to Financial Aid in person & the cashier's office on April 9th, 2018 with being told two different things. I'm 5 credits away from a certificate that could help me in the work force 2 help pay out of pocket but instead I have to wait longer to pay off my balance plus fees to go back. Rechearch colleges, there support programs, and make sure your 100% ready for college before making a commitment.

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The environment is nice. The classes are small and the teachers are all proficient and friendly but as far as financial aid is concerned I'm not entirely confident in it. I've never heard of a college or university making you wait until 4 weeks into the semester to receive your financial aid. Usually financial aid gets disbursed 2 weeks before the semester starts to ensure students come to class as prepared as possible. I understand it's to ensure students actually attend class but if you're going to withhold funds that long at least help provide resources like loaner tablets or computers. Not every student can come to campus every day to do their work and it takes a toll on grades, especially when some of your classes HAVE to be online.

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Stark State is an excellent college. The only reason I am giving them less than five stars is the Gateway Center. The staff there (excluding one receptionist) are under qualified, have poor customer service skills and give bad advice. The Gateway Center is in charge of many things including academic advising and registering for classes. This is why those positions are so incredibly important. The Gateway Center has cost me extra money and valuable time because of this lack in ability to perform their jobs. I now have to go to school two extra semesters and today was the last straw. I only avoided a third extra semester when I was persistent and refused to take no for an answer. Otherwise my experience with the level of education and my instructors have been above and beyond my expectations.

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Location & Website

Address: 6200 Frank Ave NW


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +33049461704785

Institution is active in current year: 1

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