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Welcome to Stark State College …
where your path to career success begins

Dr. Para JonesWe believe an accessible, affordable, transferable education is the key that unlocks your future, and Stark State College opens that door for our grads. We’re confident your career success begins right here – on our North Canton campus, at one of our convenient satellite and off-campus sites or via hundreds of online classes through eStarkState.

We keep your skills cutting-edge by responding to employer demand with new and relevant academic programs. Stark State College now offers more than 230 associate degrees, options, one-year and career enhancement certificates in business and entrepreneurial studies, education, engineering technologies, health and human services, information technologies, liberal arts, mathematics and sciences.

Our Business and Entrepreneurial Center, our Health Sciences Building and the W.R. Timken Center are state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide learning opportunities on the most up-to-date equipment.

We award the associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science, associate of applied business and associate of technical studies degrees. We also make advancing your educational opportunities easy, working closely with Ohio’s public four-year colleges and universities in providing a seamless transfer of credits.  We have articulation agreements in place with many of our local private universities, too, making it easy for you to pursue a baccalaureate degree without leaving Stark County.  Plus, we offer continuing education classes and contract training services for individuals and companies who want to enhance workplace skills.

For several years now, Stark State has ranked high among the fastest growing two-year colleges.  To accommodate our substantial enrollment growth and to meet the evolving needs of our students, we also continue to transform and add to our buildings, classrooms, laboratories, parking lots, walkways and green space. Take a tour of our campus and you’ll find Stark State is a great place to “start here, start now.”

We believe in Stark County, and Stark State College has become a vital player in the economic success of our area. Enhancing economic development in northeast Ohio, we partner with corporations in programs that lead to the development of innovative curriculum for our students – and that means jobs for our graduates. 

While our students are diverse in age, ethnicity, academic background and academic goals, they share the common goal of wanting educational and training programs that lead to rewarding careers and financial stability for themselves and their families. For more than 50 years our faculty and staff have been providing exactly that, effectively “changing lives and building futures.”

We hope you’ll join us to become one of our 15,000-plus success stories.


Para Jones, PhD
Stark State College