Congratulations to the Entire
Did you know that high school and college graduation rates are up significantly in Stark County? Did you know that this year more than 1,500 high school students will graduate with a significant number of college credits earned through PSEO, career technical programs, AP, and dual credit? Did you know that 32 students will graduate from Early College in the Canton City Schools with an Associate Degree from Stark State College of Technology, and that 28 more will graduate with 21 to 59 earned credits? Did you know that more of our high school graduates are going on to college?
How did this happen? Stark County school districts, the Stark County Educational Service Center, the Stark Education Partnership, and all Stark County colleges partnered together to create programs. Teachers in all Stark County high schools and college faculty from all Stark County colleges designed and taught programs that allowed students to earn college credits.
What difference does it make? The more educated we are, the more attractive we are for economic development. By several indicators we are well on our way to becoming the most educated county in Ohio, and as the 2009 data are recorded, the performance will be even better!
Data points expected to increase:
- 43.6% of Canton's young adults, age 18 to 24, now have some college or an associate or bachelor's degree. For the first time in the city's history, the number of young adults who have been to college exceeds those with just a high school diploma at 39.3%.*
- In Fall 2007, Stark County ranked as the 5th county in numbers of high school students enrolled at Ohio University System colleges.**
* U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-07 American Community Survey 3 Year Estimates
** Ohio Board of Regents, Enrollment by County, Fall 2007