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 University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus - Akron, OH

302 Buchtel Common, Akron, Ohio 44325-4702

General information:(330)972-7111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:27,470(22,966 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $8,752 $9,247 $9,545 -3%
Out-of-state $18,000 $16,903 $17,468 -3%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,697 $9,160 $9,586 -4%
Other $2,520 $2,520 $2,520 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,504 $11,134 $11,134 0%
Other $3,152 $3,152 $3,152 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,066 $3,066 $3,066 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $20,869 $21,827 $22,551 -5%
Off Campus $23,308 $24,433 $24,731 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,718 $13,213 $13,511 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $30,117 $29,483 $30,474 -3%
Off Campus $32,556 $32,089 $32,654 0%
Off Campus with Family $21,966 $20,869 $21,434 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,004
In-state fees $1,541
Out-of-state tuition $15,927
Out-of-state fees $1,541
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,038
In-state fee $1,274
Out-of-state tuition $12,051
Out-of-state fees $1,274
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 4,021 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,316 75% $19,903,225 $6,002
Federal grants 2,218 50% $10,400,872 $4,689
Pell grants 2,216 50% $8,672,181 $3,913
Other federal grants 1,467 33% $1,728,691 $1,178
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,626 37% $1,398,547 $860
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,573 36% $8,103,806 $5,152
Student loan aid 3,146 71% $20,636,409 $6,560
Federal student loans 3,122 71% $18,051,398 $5,782
Other student loans 266 6% $2,585,011 $9,718
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,793 61% $73,328,431 $5,316
Pell grants 9,581 43% $39,844,402 $4,159
Federal student loans 14,440 64% $100,164,191 $6,937

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,069 $13,619 $14,601
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $12,827 $12,768 $13,539
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,255 $13,652 $14,562
$48,001 - $75,000 $17,706 $16,549 $17,316
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,546 $18,438 $18,427
$110,001 and more $18,530 $16,423 $18,288

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 27,470
Undergraduate enrollment 22,966
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,028
Graduate enrollment 4,504
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 7252
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1513
Football 132-
Golf 89
Rifle --
Soccer 2730
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving -31
Tennis -7
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/19/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/15/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/17/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/19/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/07/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/17/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission12/20/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1914 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

02/01/1974 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics

01/01/1975 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2004 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1961 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/13/1990 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

06/01/1978 - 07/01/2003Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

07/01/2003 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

06/01/1978 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/08/2006 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/08/2006 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

01/01/1967 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1979 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1986 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1974 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

04/01/1982 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1970 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession401
Drug law violations2129 25
Liquor law violations161718
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 142210
Liquor law violations 677
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 285
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 214
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 1055
Motor vehicle theft 121513
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 153
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 311
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11.1%
Number in default625
Number in repayment5,582

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00312300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Post-master's certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning78------
Category total78------
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies--3-----
Latin American Studies--0-----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies--00----
Women's Studies--00----
Category total--30----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Animal Physiology0-------
Biochemistry1-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General09101----
Biomedical Sciences, General-----1--
Botany/Plant Biology0-------
Ecology0-------
Microbiology, General0-------
Zoology/Animal Biology1-------
Category total1039101-1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting030------
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--0-10---
Accounting and Related Services, Other-1------
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--0-1---
Business Administration and Management, General39325-16---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce2-------
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-01-----
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary--0-----
Fashion Merchandising----2---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other3-------
Finance, General8040------
Financial Planning and Services3-3-----
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other--0-----
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--0-----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--1-1---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--0-11---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General103-2----
International Business/Trade/Commerce170-----
International Finance-6------
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-9------
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-1-4----
Management Information Systems, General08------
Marketing, Other3-------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5110-1---
Merchandising and Buying Operations----1---
Office Management and Supervision--3-----
Operations Management and Supervision1--0----
Real Estate2-0-----
Restaurant/Food Services Management--0-3---
Retailing and Retail Operations--1-----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General4-------
Selling Skills and Sales Operations--10-2---
Small Business Administration/Management--0-5---
Taxation-34------
Category total52618224653---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0-------
Journalism, Other0-------
Organizational Communication, General22-2-----
Public Relations/Image Management15-------
Radio and Television4-------
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other3-------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1712------
Category total322122-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science23310-----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-02059---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications25-1-5---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other--0-----
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General----1---
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--2-----
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-21-----
Category total48336065---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education164------
Community College Education--01----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24-0-1--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education00------
Early Childhood Education and Teaching85-5-----
Education, Other--006---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs142------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-56---1--
Educational/Instructional Technology-51-0--0-
Elementary Education and Teaching-7---1--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education225------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education22------
French Language Teacher Education11------
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-45-0----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching44-------
Mathematics Teacher Education79------
Music Teacher Education07------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching33341-----
Reading Teacher Education-41------
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education67------
Secondary Education and Teaching-16---2--
Social Studies Teacher Education285------
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3------
Spanish Language Teacher Education50------
Special Education and Teaching, General2563------
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-0------
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--12--0-
Technical Teacher Education13700----
Category total30838973650-
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering208---1--
Chemical Engineering20100--7--
Civil Engineering, General4812---5--
Computer Engineering, General0-------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering306---0--
Engineering, General34---2--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering---0----
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering---0----
Mechanical Engineering64900-2--
Polymer/Plastics Engineering420--12--
Structural Engineering---0----
Transportation and Highway Engineering---0----
Category total1995100-29--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician49-6-22---
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--0-6---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician20-2-15---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician10---5---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician32---27---
Quality Control Technology/Technician--0-----
Surveying Technology/Surveying25-3-8---
Category total136-11-83---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-7------
English Language and Literature, General48-0--0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing---0----
Writing, General-6-2----
Category total4821-2--0-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General161------
Child Development11------
Family Systems14-320----
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other0-------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other-4------
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General44------
Housing and Human Environments, General18-------
Category total8810320----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0-------
French Language and Literature1-0-----
Linguistics--0-----
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation--14-----
Spanish Language and Literature220-----
Category total15214-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer210--0---
Audiology/Audiologist-------10
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist050------
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General58-------
Dietetics/Dietitian36-------
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-35-1----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-8-5----
Histologic Technician----0---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-14------
Medical Office Management/Administration--2-0---
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist----51---
Medical/Clinical Assistant----28---
Physical Therapy/Therapist25-------
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies23-------
Public Health, General-10------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse24857-6-1--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist23-------
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--9-6---
Surgical Technology/Technologist--0-16---
Category total43417411121011-10
History Colleges
Asian History--00----
History, General207---1--
Category total51700-1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections1-------
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2-------
Criminal Justice/Police Science--2-78---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-------
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--0-30---
Fire Protection, Other27---6---
Forensic Science and Technology--1-----
Category total100-3-114---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-4-5----
Law-------116
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--3-13---
Category total-43513--116
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies16---0---
Category total18---33---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General41423-----
Mathematics, General13------
Statistics, General018------
Category total263523-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology---1----
Mathematics and Computer Science0-------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2---1---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--8-----
Category total2-811---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management56220-----
Category total56220-----
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--1-14---
Category total--1-14---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy2-------
Category total13-------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General51---9--
Geology/Earth Science, General107------
Geophysics and Seismology10------
Physics, General03------
Physics, Other--0-----
Polymer Chemistry00---13--
Category total16110--22--
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-----9--
Geropsychology-----1--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-3---7--
Psychology, General210------
Psychopharmacology-20------
Category total11733---17--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy--0-11---
Public Administration-39---8--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other----0---
Social Work7745------
Social Work, Other--0-0---
Category total77840-118--
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States2-------
Anthropology0-------
Applied Economics4-------
Archeology--0-----
Criminology37-------
Development Economics and International Development--0-----
Economics, General112------
Economics, Other-0------
Geographic Information Science and Cartography211018---
Geography11------
International Relations and Affairs1--0----
Political Science and Government, General-9------
Political Science and Government, Other-41-----
Social Sciences, General5-0-----
Sociology1121--1--
Urban Studies/Affairs-3-0----
Category total151422181--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-------
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1-------
Conducting-0------
Dance, General7-------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General71------
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other4-------
Fine/Studio Arts, General21-------
Graphic Design44-------
Jazz/Jazz Studies1-------
Keyboard Instruments000-----
Metal and Jewelry Arts3-------
Music History, Literature, and Theory03------
Music Performance, General1115------
Music Theory and Composition20------
Music, General101------
Photography7-------
Printmaking0-------
Sculpture1-------
Stringed Instruments34------
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-8------
Voice and Opera13------
Category total126350-----
Grand total1471164160310850126