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October 2, 2009
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Record Enrollment at both Malone & Stark State
Both Malone University and Stark State College announced record enrollments last month. Malone University has set a new all-time high enrollment with a headcount of 2,638 total undergraduate and graduate students representing a 7 % increase over last year. Stark State College continued its growth with a fall enrollment increase of 32.8% to an all-time record of 12,483 credit students.

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Stark's College Enrollment Increases at Twice the State Rate Since 2000

The number of Stark County residents of all ages pursuing college degrees has increased nearly 50% since 2000, more than doubling the percentage growth for the state of Ohio during the same time period. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey (ACS)* released last week show that an estimated 24,763 Stark County residents** of all ages are actively pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

College Enrollment on the Rise

That number represents a 48.3% increase over 2000 figures while overall growth in the state of Ohio has been 22.4%. Of Stark's number, 21,331 are enrolled as undergraduates and 3,432 are working on graduate or professional degrees.


* 2008 ACS data sets may be found at:
** The ACS is a national survey designed to give communities an opportunity to look at growth between the decennial census. As such, figures are subject to a +/- margin of error.
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