Stark State College

Stark State College
Stark State seal.svg
Former names
Stark State College of Technology
Stark County Technical Institute
Stark State Technical Institute
Stark Technical College
PresidentPara Jones
United States

40°52′15″N 81°26′24″W / 40.8708°N 81.4400°W / 40.8708; -81.4400Coordinates: 40°52′15″N 81°26′24″W / 40.8708°N 81.4400°W / 40.8708; -81.4400
CampusPublic community college
ColoursRed and blue

Stark State College (Stark State) is a public college in Stark County, Ohio. The college offers 230 majors, options, one-year certificates, and career enhancement certificates. Approximately 4,000 noncredit students are enrolled in continuing education and contract training activities. As of fall 2016, the enrollment was 11,857.[1]


Clayton G. Horn, Samuel Krugliak, and Ralph Regula were the leading figures in the founding of Stark State College in 1960. The founding President was Fred A Yenny. The college originally was named Stark County Technical Institute and over the years, renamed Stark State Technical Institute and Stark Technical College. In 1996, the college was renamed Stark State College of Technology and, most recently, renamed as Stark State College.[2]

The college introduced its first new logo in 57 years on January 17, 2017. Stark State called the new logo, "a contemporary image intended to resonate with prospective students, now and into the future."[3]


Kent State University Stark / Stark State entry from Frank Avenue

Stark State is located on 200 acres (81 ha) in Jackson Township near North Canton, Ohio. Stark State also owns 42 acres (17 ha) on the corner of Frank and Mega roads, used primarily for parking. Recently the college expanded the campus by six buildings and 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2). Stark State also offers classes at satellite campuses in Alliance, Barberton and Downtown Canton.

Stark State College Akron

Stark State College opened a site at 755 White Pond Dr. in Akron, where the College began offering classes in January 2017. Stark State is currently leasing three of four floors (34,212 square feet) in the White Pond building, which already housed classrooms and laboratories and required minimal modification and capital investment by the College.[4]

Stark State College Akron’s permanent location along Route 8 at the Perkins Street exit is currently under construction. The 68,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in March 2018, opening in Fall 2018.[5] Stark State plans to initially enroll 1,500 students, and anticipates enrolling 5,000 once construction is complete.[6]

As of May 2018, Stark State and the neighboring University of Akron were in discussions to allow "recipients of two-year degrees from Stark to transfer into the university's four-year programs."[6]


Stark State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. In addition, a number of its specific programs are separately accredited by organizations in their respective fields.[7]


  1. ^ "Headcount Enrollment at University System of Ohio Institutions, Fall 2007 to Fall 2016" (PDF). Ohio Department of Higher Education. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Stark State College Announces Record Spring Semester Enrollment and Name Change". Stark State College. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Stark State College debuts new logo". Canton Repository. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Stark State Akron will offer classes in January | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio". Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  5. ^ "Stark State College Akron | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio". Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  6. ^ a b Farkas, Karen. "University of Akron to collaborate with new neighbor Stark State College". Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Accreditations". Stark State College of Technology. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved December 3, 2008.

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