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Akron Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Akron Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Akron, Ohio

There are at least 6 colleges in Akron, listed and described below. These schools represent 23,457 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 19,803 full-time students, and a reported 2,730 dorm rooms.

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South University


Cleveland, OH

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Ross Medical Education Centers


Canton, OH

Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Hamrick School


Medina, OH

Get hands on truck driving training with Hamrick School.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Fortis Institute


Cuyahoga Falls, OH

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
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Akron Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Akron School of Practical Nursing
619 Sumner St
Akron, OH 44311-1699

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 129 students, 78 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

National Institute of Massotherapy
3681 Manchester Rd.
Akron, OH 44319-2100

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 132 students, 99 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Ohio College of Massotherapy
225 Heritage Woods Dr
Akron, OH 44321

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 189 students, 194 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of Akron Main Campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, registered nursing, accounting, early childhood education, social work, various nursing, psychology, mechanical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 23,007 students, 19,432 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,730 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Brecksville Colleges 2 13,382 411  
Fairlawn Colleges 1 7,307 125  
Green Colleges 2 22,817 88  
Kent Colleges 2 27,906 23,050 6,591
Mogadore Colleges 1 3,893 207  
North Canton Colleges 2 16,369 10,760 1,037

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