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April 12, 2013
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Stark State Becomes Regional Auto Ed Center

Congratulations to Stark State College on becoming a Regional Toyota Education Center. Students from Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, Detroit and a region of upstate New York seeking careers as Toyota or Lexus service technicians will be served by the program.


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Stark's Degree Production Growing Faster than State

A new report from the Ohio Board of Regents shows degree and certificate production at Ohio's public colleges and universities increased by 33% over the last decade. In Stark County, the increase was 75%.


The report, Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Ohio Public Institutions, Fiscal Years 2002 to 2011[1] says that Ohio awarded 91,006 such credentials in FY 2011, up from 68,280 in FY 2002. Degrees awarded by Kent State University Stark and Stark State College, the county's two public institutions, increased from 697 to 1,223 in the same time.


While the report deals with only public colleges and universities, accompanying data confirms that Stark County's private institutions have also seen growth. Degrees in this sector increased from 1,678 in FY 2002 to 2,078 in FY 2011.

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