Stark State College Reviews
I started in 2012. I didn't know that I had other options besides Stark State. My Major is Human and Social Services_Gerontology_Substance Abuse. 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 I am good academic wise so I would have to pay out of pocket to complete my degree. 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. Instead, they take my Financial Aid when I had it and didn't care if I struggled. 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 had the worse struggles in. 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.
I can say when you first go to Stark State College in Ohio, the admissions staff is BAD. They will mislead you into classes you do not need and so you really need to see your adviser for the main program you want. Basic classes did offer smart professors who greeted you with kindness and respect. Once in this Medical Lab Tech Program, I arrived excited and full of lust to learn! I now see that the professors for this program do not care, at all, for their students. It is very obvious that they would rather be somewhere else instead of teaching you. What s**** is I am paying for this. They read lectures off of a power point, rip your head off if you ask a question or even MOVE. The program itself is a disorganized mess! Students all seem confused, they do not know what it is they have to print for themselves before classes, unsure of what homework to turn in and they sure as heck are scared to ask. Most items on the main boards are dated 2014 etc and you are taught to work in a 1970's lab. I saw a happy group of people turn into a group of depressed and angry students. I do not have confidence in passing the state requirements test at the end when I graduate to become certified. I realized a lot of the information we learned is inaccurate, EXTREMELY outdated, and/or just plain wrong.... Why did I...Am I paying to teach myself? Because I was to stupid to go to a better college and am stuck here. Do not get stuck here! Ohio State, Cleveland State or any other technical college will treat you with more respect!! This college does not. They simply want your money....
We were using angel and i was so use to it but they now changed it to black board! why change something if it was working before. Made me go through the orientation again. I heard Akron was on spring board and also changed it on there students. Students don't want to learn something simple again. We already have enough to learn like the classes that won't even help me in my career. Thank you Stark State for changing it. Hopefully in another year you can change again.
I felt that the actual program was great! I loved the small classes and all the instructors were great and so helpful! You gained relationships with both the teachers and students because you are with them for the whole 2 years. Overall great school
The registration services and admissions services for this school suck. They never want to help and no one is ever on the same page about anything. Make sure if you choose this school you ask 20 different people the same question. No doubt you'll get different answers.
I have 3 years of college from another institution with grad date of 2004. I enrolled in Aug 1016 at Stark. I previously completed comp I&II but Stark won't give transfer credit for either. Costing me more money to take class again. Completed Mth 125 which they gave me credit for but made me take mth 093 before being allowed to take statistics. This college wants your money - beware. Getting assistance with academic issues is like pulling teeth. I would go someplace else if my husband would allow me to but they have classes close to where we live.
I have attended this college for only two semesters and I've never had the issues I've experienced here happen to me anywhere else. They are a complete joke. If you live at home and go here (which is the majority) and are under a certain age (which is 23) and you have to apply for a loan, you can pretty much guarantee that you won't get the full amount you wanted. Each semester this has happened to me. And if you need to call the institution's offices for any reason they are no help either. They give you the run around and then if you complain long enough that's when they tell you "because you live at home and are under the age of 23 you are still considered a dependent and you can't get any more then what you're getting." I've attended two other universities and never had this problem at either one. Just because you live at home does not mean that you don't have bills to pay on top of tuition, books, and gas. I just don't understand why this is only an issue here. For that reason this second semester will be the last I ever take here at Stark State College and I will never recommend this school to anyone!
Stark State College professors prepared me for my career to the best of their ability. Not only are the professors helpful from the classroom to the scheduling of classes, but the staff even help you put your best foot forward by being available to answer questions and even tracking down answers for you when you need them. If you are having difficulties with studying, the professors can give you tips or tricks to help make the most of your learning environment and that continue on into your career. I would strongly recommend Stark State to those who are serious about furthering their education to excel in a career.
I think more emphasis needs to be put on actual skills for degrees. Critical thinking abilities are essential but employers want people that can actually do something when they get out of school
Stark State College is a fantastic school to obtain an Associate's Degree for use in today's challenging job market. I have learned many things towards my field of study (Computer Networking) and have been granted many job opportunities through Stark State. Stark State has a great campus life and a very friendly student base. You can expect to meet a lot of like-minded people who