Higher Education

Summit Education Initiative is happy to work closely with three major higher education partners.

Our three higher education partners – Kent State University, Stark State College and The University of Akron – welcome 65 percent of college bound high school graduates in Summit County. Out of all Summit County high school graduates, 69 percent enroll in higher education during the fall after their senior year of high school; and 87 percent of Summit County high school graduates who enroll in college persist to their second year of higher education.

We are very pleased to have representatives from all three higher education partners on our College Attainment Team. Some representatives from our higher education partners are also members of our Early Childhood Education and Third Grade Reading Action Teams.

Click on the logos below to visit each higher education partner’s website.


higher education partners

Stark State College logo

The University of Akron logo